• IPA: /ˈfæsɪt/

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.
    Synonyms: 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.
  9. (computing) A criterion that can be used to sort and filter, such as the colour or size of products in an online store.
Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

facet (facets, present participle faceting; past faceted, past participle faceted)

  1. To cut a facet into a gemstone.
  • French: facetter
  • Italian: sfaccettare
  • Portuguese: facetar, lapidar
  • Russian: ограни́ть

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.003
Offline English dictionary