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various facet patterns for diamonds
 
facets in the compound eye of a dragonfly

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French facette.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæsɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æsɪt

NounEdit

facet (plural facets)

  1. Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.
    This facet of the diamond was masterfully cut to enhance its value.
  2. One among many similar or related, yet still distinct things.
    Synonym: aspect
    The child's learning disability was only one facet of the problems contributing to his delinquency.
  3. 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. (anatomy) One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.
  5. (anatomy) A smooth circumscribed surface.
    the articular facet of a bone
  6. (anatomy) Any of the small joints at each segment of the spine that provide stability and help guide motion
  7. (architecture) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
  8. (mathematics) A face of codimension 1 of a polytope.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

facet (third-person singular simple present facets, present participle faceting or facetting, simple past and past participle faceted or facetted)

  1. To cut a facet into a gemstone.

Usage notesEdit

  • Faceting and faceted are more common in the US. Facetting and facetted are more common in the UK.

TranslationsEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French facette (facet), diminutive of face.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fasɛt/, [faˈsɛd̥]

NounEdit

facet c (singular definite facetten, plural indefinite facetter)

  1. facet

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French facette.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /faːˈsɛt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fa‧cet

NounEdit

facet n (plural facetten, diminutive facetje n)

  1. facet

Derived termsEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin facetus (elegant).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

facet m pers

  1. (colloquial) guy, fellow, chap

DeclensionEdit