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Definitions of facet

  1. a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A small surface or face; one of the minute planes into which the surface of a diamond is cut. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Plane articular cavity of a bone. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. A small surface. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A small face or surface, as on a diamond. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A small face or surface; the plane surface of a crystal, or one artificially cut; an eyelet in the compound eye of an insect; an iron thrust into the mouth of a bottle, in order to convey it into the snnealing tower; a fiat projection between the flutings of a column. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To cut facets on. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A little face; a small surface, as of a crystal or a cut gem. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. A smooth, flat, or rounded surface for articulation ; an ocellus. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  16. [Latin] A smooth, flat, or rounded surface for articulation; an ocellus; corneal portion of insect eye. na
  17. fas'et, n. a small surface, as of a crystal.--v.t. to cut a facet upon, or cover with facets.--adj. FAC'ETED, having or formed into facets. [Fr. facette, dim. of face.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Diminutive of Face. A small face. A small, circumscribed portion of the surface of a bone, as the articular facette of a bone. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. One side of a many-sided body, esp. of a cut gem; one segment of a compound eye. Hence faceted a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. A small nearly plane area on a bone or other hard surface. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. A small flattened surface. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. n. [French] A little face; a small surface;—a superficies cut with several angles, as in diamonds and other precious stones. Cabinet Dictionary

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