Associations to the word «Facet»


FACET, noun. Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.
FACET, noun. One among many similar or related, yet still distinct things.
FACET, noun. One of a series of things, such as steps in a project.
FACET, noun. (anatomy) One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.
FACET, noun. (anatomy) A smooth circumscribed surface.
FACET, noun. (architecture) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
FACET, noun. (mathematics) A face of codimension 1 of a polytope.
FACET, verb. To cut a facet into a gemstone.

Dictionary definition

FACET, noun. A distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question".
FACET, noun. A smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats