Definitions for facetˈfæs ɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fac•etˈfæs ɪt(n.; v.)-et•ed, -et•ing; -et•ted, -et•ting.
(n.)one of the small polished plane surfaces of a cut gem.
a similar surface cut on a fragment of rock by the action of water, windblown sand, etc.
all facets of production.
one of the corneal lenses of a compound arthropod eye.
Category: Zoology, Anatomy
a small, smooth, flat area on a hard surface, esp. on a bone or a tooth.
(v.t.)to cut facets on.
Origin of facet:
1615–25; < F facette little face. See face , -et
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
Translations for facet
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a side of a many-sided object, especially a cut jewel
the facets of a diamond.
- faset, slypvlak, kantAfrikaans
- وُجَيْه، سُطَيْح الماسَهArabic
- facetaPortuguese (BR)
- die SchliffflächeGerman
- side; facetDanish
- έδρα, πλευράGreek
- lado, caraSpanish
- faceta (dragulja), izbrušena plohaCroatian
- csiszolt felület (drágakövön)Hungarian
- sisi, segiIndonesian
- hlið, flöturIcelandic
- 자른 면Korean
- side, fasettNorwegian
- اړخ يا مخ لكه دغمى يا منشورPashto
- fazeta, ploškaSlovak
- yüz, fasetaTurkish
- (多面體的)面Chinese (Trad.)
- کسی کثیر الجہت شے کا ایک پہلوUrdu
- mặt kim cươngVietnamese
- （多面体的）面Chinese (Simp.)
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