IPA: fˈæsʌt


  • Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.
  • One among many similar or related, yet still distinct things.
  • One of a series of things, such as steps in a project.
  • (anatomy) One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.
  • (anatomy) A smooth circumscribed surface.
  • (anatomy) Any of the small joints at each segment of the spine that provide stability and help guide motion
  • (architecture) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column; a fillet.
  • (mathematics) A face of codimension 1 of a polytope.
  • (computing) A criterion that can be used to sort and filter, such as the colour or size of products in an online store.


  • To cut a facet into a gemstone.

Examples of "facet" in Sentences

  • This is another facet of the issue.
  • There are several facets to this desideratum.
  • The compound is a facetting of the convex hull.
  • The quill is lifted and the facet is inspected.
  • The article covers the many facets of journalism.
  • The overall facet of the patient's status is stable.
  • Westernization is another facet of the globalization.
  • Another facet to the music of Moeran is the madrigal.
  • It's an important facet of the biography of the figure.
  • I use Paranormal to describe a certain facet of the Fantasy genre.
  • It is symbolised by the refractive capacity of the faceted crystal.
  • The big lie as a cultural facet is very much alive today in the Middle East.
  • "The most interesting facet is what comes flowing with each moment," she says.
  • Another facet is the continual proliferation of attempts at phishing and identity theft.
  • Of course, another facet is that we rarely get a balanced view of all the circumstances in a case like this.
  • Eddie navigates a vividly imagined landscape whose every facet is steeped in the author's remarkably detailed color scheme.
  • Teaching-track positions are one way this facet is being addressed, although too few institutions are embracing this, so far.
  • Another facet is that my real name is not as uncommon as my screen name, so I think I have better continuity sticking with my screen name.
  • This facet is present, sure, but it's not the focus -- and for the most part the film makes it abundantly clear that the prejudices of these people are very much their own, merely bolstered and buttressed by a social culture that permits them the freedom to close their minds.

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