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1. aspect, facet

a distinct feature or element in a problem

Example Sentences:
'he studied every facet of the question'

2. facet

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of facet
any of the surfaces of a cut gemstone
an aspect or phase, as of a subject or personality
3. architecture
the raised surface between the flutes of a column
any of the lenses that make up the compound eye of an insect or other arthropod
5. anatomy
any small smooth area on a hard surface, as on a bone
verb -ets, -eting, -eted, -ets, -etting or -etted
6. (transitive)
to cut facets in (a gemstone)

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see synonyms of facet
any of the small, polished plane surfaces of a cut gem
any of a number of sides or aspects, as of a personality
3.  Anatomy
any small, smooth surface on a bone or other hard part
4.  Architecture
the raised plane between the flutes of a column
5.  Zoology
the outer surface of an ommatidium of a compound eye, as in many insects and crustaceans
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈfaceted or ˈfacetted, ˈfaceting or ˈfacetting
to cut or make facets on

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of facet
1. One of the flat polished surfaces cut on a gemstone or occurring naturally on a crystal.
2. Anatomy A small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth.
3. Biology One of the lenslike visual units of a compound eye, as of an insect.
4. One of numerous aspects, as of a subject.

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