[muhl-tee-fas-i-tid, muhl-tahy-]
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Origin of multifaceted

1865–70; multi- + faceted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of multi-faceted

Historical Examples of multi-faceted

  • From its multi-faceted sides a million sparks of rainbow fire quivered and danced through the room.

  • Sight through her multi-faceted eyes was very nearly impossible with the little time he could give to learning their texture.

    Man of Many Minds

    E. Everett Evans

  • The bulbous control-rooms at the ends looked like a gigantic insect's multi-faceted eyes.


    Murray Leinster

  • To begin to tell the details of so multi-faceted a gem were artistically impossible.

British Dictionary definitions for multi-faceted


  1. (of a gem) having many facets
  2. having many aspects, abilities, etc
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Word Origin and History for multi-faceted



also multi-faceted, 1870, from multi- + faceted (see facet).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper