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Noun
/ˈfasət/,
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facets, plural;
  1. One side of something many-sided, esp. of a cut gem

  2. A particular aspect or feature of something
    • - participation by the laity in all facets of church life
  3. Any of the individual units (ommatidia) that make up the compound eye of an insect or crustacean


  1. aspect: a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question"
  2. a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)
  3. FACET is the acronym for the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, a program designed to recognize, support, and enhance outstanding teaching on the eight campuses of Indiana University.
  4. Facets are flat faces on geometric shapes. The organization of naturally occurring facets was key to early developments in crystallography, since they reflect the underlying symmetry of the crystal structure. ...
  5. Eyes are organs that detect light, and convert it to electro-chemical impulses in neurons. The simplest photoreceptors in conscious vision connect light to movement. ...
  6. A facet of a simplicial complex is a maximal simplex.
  7. (Facets (album)) Facets is a self-published album by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce, released in 1966. (See 1966 in music). 500 copies of the album were pressed. Croce was able to finance the pressing of these 500 records with a $500. ...
  8. (Facets (Science)) Fast Analog Computing with Emergent Transient States or FACETS is a European project to research the properties of the human brain. ...
  9. 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; One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans; A face of codimension 1 of a polytope; To cut a facet into a gemstone
  10. (facets) Attributes used by faces and styles are called facets. For example, the area-color of a button is one facet of the button. There are a few ways to modify facets when you stylize or when you specify a face in a layout.
  11. (Facets) (ca. 1973 - previously issued and unissued recordings from 1955-1963)
  12. (Facets) Are the faces on a diamond which determine its shape and cut.
  13. (Facets) Flat planes on the surface of a gemstone that have been cut with precision cutting instruments by a trained lapidary. ...
  14. (Facets) The area of the diamond that is cut and polished in such a way to maximize the brilliance of the light that enters the stone from all angles. There are many different shapes and cuts of facets, depending on the shape of the ring.
  15. (Facets) TriZetto's industry-leading client-server system for managed healthcare payers. Facets managed-care administrative software is used by nearly one-third of all Blue Cross and Blue Shield organizations.
  16. (Facets) are the small polished plane surfaces of a cut gem stone. A brilliant (round), full-cut diamond has 56 facets, while stones under 3 points can have as few as 16 (single cut).
  17. (Facets) cuts made to shape stones and enhance lights.
  18. (facets) Joints between the dorsal or arch structures of adjoining vertebrae.
  19. (facets) adjacent flat surfaces, normally where two adjoining body parts contact and can articulate (i.e, where they are hinged); e.g., the articulating facets on thoraxic pleural segments.
  20. (facets) small, flat-cut surfaces that create a sparkling effect on transparent stones.
  21. Facets are occlusal or incisal surfaces worn by attrition, where the enamel rods are fractured and become highly reflective to light (Xhonga, 1977).
  22. the flat polished surface of a diamond or gemstone. Jewelry with carefully planned facets (placement, angle, and shape) tends to maximize the beauty of the piece.
  23. The joint surface of a spinal bone, facing adjacent bone above or below.
  24. There is a superior and inferior facet for each vertebrae. They are flat surfaces that make up a joint when placed next to the vertebrae above and below.
  25. Side of a prism, seen most often in crystal glass chandeliers and other wall fixtures.