facet: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fas'it), [key]
— n., v., -et•ed, -et•ing -et•ted, -et•ting.
- one of the small, polished plane surfaces of a cut gem.
- a similar surface cut on a fragment of rock by the action of water, windblown sand, etc.
- aspect; phase: They carefully examined every facet of the argument.
- any of the faces of a column cut in a polygonal form.
- one of the corneal lenses of a compound arthropod eye.
- a small, smooth, flat area on a hard surface, esp. on a bone.
- a small, highly burnished area, usually on the enamel surface of a tooth, produced by abrasion between opposing teeth in chewing.
- to cut facets on.
- facet (Thesaurus)