multifaceted

[ muhl-tee-fas-i-tid, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈfæs ɪ tɪd, ˌmʌl taɪ- /

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for multifaceted

multifaceted

/ (ˌmʌltɪˈfæsɪtɪd) /

adjective

(of a gem) having many facets
having many aspects, abilities, etc
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Word Origin and History for multifaceted

multifaceted


adj.

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

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