a distinct feature or element in a problem
"he studied every facet of the question"
a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)
Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.
This facet of the diamond was masterfully cut to enhance its value.
One among many similar or related, yet still distinct things.
The child's learning disability was only one facet of the problems contributing to his delinquency.
One of a series of things, such as steps in a project.
We had just about completed the research facet of the project when the order came to cancel it.
One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.
A face of codimension 1 of a polytope.
To cut a facet into a gemstone.
a little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond
a smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone
the narrow plane surface between flutings of a column
one of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans
to cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond
Origin: [F. facette, dim. of face face. See Face.]
In geometry, a facet is any of several things closely related to that of a face of a polyhedron or polytope, and in general refers to certain features of a shape that have dimension as large as possible. ⁕In three-dimensional geometry a facet of a polyhedron is any polygon whose corners are vertices of the polyhedron, and need not be a face. For example, the faces of the convex hull of a non-convex polyhedron are facets of this polyhedron. To facet a polyhedron is to find and join such facets to form a new polyhedron; this is the reciprocal process to stellation and may also be applied to higher dimensional polytopes. ⁕In polyhedral combinatorics and in the general theory of polytopes, a facet of a polytope of dimension n is a face that has dimension n − 1. Facets may also be called-faces. In three-dimensional geometry, they are often called "faces" without qualification. ⁕A facet of a simplicial complex is a maximal simplex, that is a simplex that is not a face of another simplex of the complex. For simplicial polytopes this coincides with the meaning from polyhedral combinatorics.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of facet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of facet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Corruption has permeated every facet of the country, from business life to politics.
I suspect what we'll see is where mobile becomes a standard facet of how people interact with and get news about what's happening in the political process.
A classic emerald cut like this one allows for a wide expanse of pure material to be viewed without the distraction of a more complex facet arrangement, it's almost like looking at the glimmer of a reflecting pool.
Clearly in a frozen relationship, either they're kept as pawns or largely they become essentially a facet of the confrontation, if the relationship is not confrontational, or it's more stable, then it is more likely that that issue can be resolved.
He's worked with them -- and on both sides of the aisle, and just the way Paul carries himself -- it's not on the political nature, it's on the policy nature. And I think that gets a lot of people's respect. He can go into any facet of any philosophical belief over there -- and have the credibility.
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- стена, страна, фасета, шлифовамBulgarian
- facet, flade, side, facettereDanish
- faceta, omatidioSpanish
- وجه, جهت, جنبهPersian
- fasetti, viiste, askel, taho, puoli, vaihe, hioa, silmäkeilaFinnish
- facette, ommatidieFrench
- նիստ, երեսArmenian
- flötur, fægiflötur, smáaugaIcelandic
- faccetta, sfaccettatura, sfaccettare, aspettoItalian
- кыр, этап, чет, аспектKyrgyz
- fasetka, fasetaPolish
- faceta, lapidar, facetarPortuguese
- часть, фасетка, сторона, грань, этап, огранитьRussian
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