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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Facet \Fac"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Faceted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  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}.]
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     2. (Anat.) A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular
        facet of a bone.
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     3. (Arch.) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a
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     4. (Zool.) One of the numerous small eyes which make up the
        compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       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)
       [also: {facetting}, {facetted}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  116 Moby Thesaurus words for "facet":
     angle, anteriority, article, aspect, bold front, border,
     brave face, brave front, case, circumference, configuration,
     cortex, count, covering, crust, datum, detail, display, effect,
     eidolon, element, envelope, epidermis, exterior, external, facade,
     face, facia, fact, factor, fashion, feature, figure, fore,
     forefront, foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter,
     foreside, foreword, form, fringe, front, front elevation,
     front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal,
     frontier, frontispiece, gestalt, guise, hand, head, heading, image,
     imago, impression, incidental, instance, integument, item, lap,
     light, likeness, lineaments, look, manner, matter, minor detail,
     minutia, minutiae, obverse, outer face, outer layer, outer side,
     outer skin, outline, outside, particular, periphery, phase, phasis,
     point, preface, prefix, priority, proscenium, reference, regard,
     respect, rind, seeming, semblance, shape, shell, side, simulacrum,
     skin, slant, style, superficies, superstratum, surface, thing, top,
     total effect, twist, view, viewpoint, window dressing, wise

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