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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Facet  \Fac"et\,  n.  [F.  facette,  dim.  of  face  face.  See  {Face}.] 
  1.  A  little  face;  a  small  plane  surface;  as  the  facets  of  a 
  diamond.  [Written  also  {facette}.] 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  A  smooth  circumscribed  surface;  as  the  articular 
  facet  of  a  bone. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  The  narrow  plane  surface  between  flutings  of  a 
  column. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  numerous  small  eyes  which  make  up 
  the  compound  eyes  of  insects  and  crustaceans. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Facet  \Fac"et\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Faceted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Faceting}.] 
  To  cut  facets  or  small  faces  upon  as  to  facet  a  diamond. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  facet 
  n  1:  a  distinct  feature  or  element  in  a  problem;  "he  studied 
  every  facet  of  the  question"  [syn:  {aspect}] 
  2:  a  smooth  surface  (as  of  a  bone  or  cut  gemstone) 




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