[fas-it] /ˈfæs ɪt/
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.
They carefully examined every facet of the argument.
Architecture. any of the faces of a column cut in a polygonal form.
Zoology. one of the corneal lenses of a compound arthropod eye.
Anatomy. a small, smooth, flat area on a hard surface, especially on a bone.
Dentistry. a small, highly burnished area, usually on the enamel surface of a tooth, produced by abrasion between opposing teeth in chewing.
verb (used with object), faceted, faceting or (especially British) facetted, facetting.
to cut facets on.
any of the surfaces of a cut gemstone
an aspect or phase, as of a subject or personality
(architect) the raised surface between the flutes of a column
any of the lenses that make up the compound eye of an insect or other arthropod
(anatomy) any small smooth area on a hard surface, as on a bone
verb -ets, -eting, -eted, -ets, -etting, -etted
(transitive) to cut facets in (a gemstone)
1620s, from French facette (12c., Old French facete), diminutive of face (see face (n.)). The diamond-cutting sense is the original one. Related: Faceted; facets.
facet fac·et (fās’ĭt)
[feys-uhp] /ˈfeɪsˈʌp/ adverb 1. with the or the front or upper surface upward: Place the cards faceup on the table.
- Face validity
noun 1. (psychol) the extent to which a psychological test appears to measure what it is intended to measure
[feys val-yoo for 1; feys val-yoo for 2] /ˈfeɪs ˌvæl yu for 1; ˈfeɪs ˈvæl yu for 2/ noun 1. the value printed on the face of a stock, bond, or other financial instrument or document. 2. apparent value: Do not accept promises at face value. noun 1. the value written or stamped on the […]
- Face with
Confront, as in When he was faced with the evidence, he admitted it. [ Late 1500s ]