facet

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Facet \Fac"et\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Faceted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Faceting}.] To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Facet \Fac"et\, noun [F. facette, dim. of face face. See {Face}.]

1. A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond. [Written also {facette}.]

2. (Anat.) A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone.

3. (Arch.) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.

4. (Zool.) One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

facet

noun

1: a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question" [syn: {aspect}, {facet}]

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


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