- having many facets, as a gem.
- having many aspects or phases: a multifaceted problem.
Origin of multifaceted
1865–70; multi- + faceted
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Examples from the Web for multifaceted
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Strategy, as Freedman describes his admittedly diffuse and multifaceted subject, is both a way of thinking and a way of doing.The Art of Strategy: Or How to Fight and Lead Better
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His budget and deal-making chops, plus brief tenure at Citigroup, give him a multifaceted background suitable to the job.Fantasy League for Economic Policy Wonks
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A series of high-profile events in 2010 and 2011 highlighted the increasing and multifaceted threat of cyberattacks.Where is America's Cyber Warfare Leadership?
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- (of a gem) having many facets
- having many aspects, abilities, etc
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Word Origin and History for multifaceted
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