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[muhl-tee-fas-i-tid, muhl-tahy-]
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  1. having many facets, as a gem.
  2. having many aspects or phases: a multifaceted problem.
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Origin of multifaceted

1865–70; multi- + faceted
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Related Words for multifaceted

various, varied, all-round, able, accomplished, adaptable, adroit, all-around, ambidextrous, conversant, dexterous, elastic, facile, functional, gifted, handy, ingenuous, many-sided, mobile, plastic

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British Dictionary definitions for multifaceted


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


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

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