Definitions for facetˈfæs ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fac•etˈfæs ɪt(n.; v.)-et•ed, -et•ing; -et•ted, -et•ting.

  1. (n.)one of the small polished plane surfaces of a cut gem.

    Category: Jewelry

  2. a similar surface cut on a fragment of rock by the action of water, windblown sand, etc.

    Category: Geology

  3. aspect; phase:

    all facets of production.

  4. one of the corneal lenses of a compound arthropod eye.

    Category: Zoology, Anatomy

  5. a small, smooth, flat area on a hard surface, esp. on a bone or a tooth.

    Category: Anatomy

  6. (v.t.)to cut facets on.

Origin of facet:

1615–25; < F facette little face. See face , -et

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspect, facet(noun)

    a distinct feature or element in a problem

    "he studied every facet of the question"

  2. facet(noun)

    a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)

Wiktionary

  1. facet(Noun)

    Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.

    This facet of the diamond was masterfully cut to enhance its value.

  2. facet(Noun)

    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.

  3. facet(Noun)

    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.

  4. facet(Noun)

    One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.

  5. facet(Noun)

    A face of codimension 1 of a polytope.

  6. facet(Verb)

    To cut a facet into a gemstone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facet(noun)

    a little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond

  2. Facet(noun)

    a smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone

  3. Facet(noun)

    the narrow plane surface between flutings of a column

  4. Facet(noun)

    one of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans

  5. Facet(verb)

    to cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond

Freebase

  1. Facet

    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.


Translations for facet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

facet(noun)

a side of a many-sided object, especially a cut jewel

the facets of a diamond.

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