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fac·et / ˈfasət/ • n. one side of something many-sided, esp. of a cut gem. ∎  a particular aspect or feature of something: participation by the laity in all facets of church life. ∎  Zool. any of the individual units that make up the compound eye of an insect or crustacean. DERIVATIVES: fac·et·ed / ˈfasətid/ adj. [in comb.] multifaceted.

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facet On the side of the centrum of a dorsal vertebra, a cup-shaped depression to which the head of a rib is attached; if the ‘cup’ is incompletely hemispherical (i.e. ‘half a cup’) it is called a demi-facet or half-facet. A vertebra may have one or more facets or demi-facets.

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facet (fas-it) n. a small flat surface on a bone, especially a surface of articulation.

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facet Any of the planar elements into which curved surfaces are broken for rendering.

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facet XVII. — F. faceíte, dim. of face; see prec. and -ET.

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facet •caret • Sanskrit • Prakrit •ferret, inherit, merit •egret • secret •dispirit, skirret, spirit •floret • pomfret • bowsprit •barbiturate •turret, worrit •culprit • floweret • Margaret •cellaret (US cellarette) •banneret, lanneret •hypocrite • preterite (US preterit) •Everett, leveret •favourite (US favorite) •interpret, misinterpret •basset, facet, tacet, tacit •Narragansett, transit •lancet •cresset, Knesset •exit • resit •complicit, elicit, explicit, illicit, implicit, licit, solicit •Tilsit • plebiscite • babysit • deficit •cosset, posset •Quonset • whatsit •corset, Dorset, faucet •gusset, russet •dulcet •tercet, verset •ashet • planchet • bullshit • Bastet •tomtit • bluetit

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