facet

[ fas-it ]
/ ˈfæs ɪt /

noun

verb (used with object), fac·et·ed, fac·et·ing or (especially British) fac·et·ted, fac·et·ting.

to cut facets on.

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Origin of facet

First recorded in 1615–25, facet is from the French word facette little face. See face, -et

OTHER WORDS FROM facet

un·fac·et·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for facet

facet
/ (ˈfæsɪt) /

noun

any of the surfaces of a cut gemstone
an aspect or phase, as of a subject or personality
architect 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
anatomy any small smooth area on a hard surface, as on a bone

verb -ets, -eting, -eted, -ets, -etting or -etted

(tr) to cut facets in (a gemstone)

Word Origin for facet

C17: from French facette a little face
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Medical definitions for facet

facet
[ făsĭt ]

n.

A small smooth area on a bone or other firm structure.
A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.
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