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various facet patterns for diamonds
facets in the compound eye of a dragonfly

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈfæsɪt/

Noun

Singular
facet

Plural
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facet ({{{1}}})
  1. Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.
    This facet of the diamond was masterfully cut to enhance its value.
  2. One among many similar or related, yet still distinct things.
    The child's learning disability was only one facet of the problems contributing to his delinquency.
  3. One of a series of things, such as steps in a project.
    We had just about completed the research facet of the project when the order came to cancel it.
  4. (anatomy) One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.

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Verb

Infinitive
to facet

Third person singular
facets

Simple past
faceted or facetted

Past participle
faceted or facetted

Present participle
faceting or facetting

to facet (third-person singular simple present facets, present participle faceting or facetting, simple past and past participle faceted or facetted)
  1. To cut a facet into a gemstone.

Usage notes

  • Faceting and faceted are more common in the US. Facetting and facetted are more common in the UK.

Translations


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈfat͡sɛt]

Noun

facet m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|facet]]

  1. (colloquial) guy, fellow, chap

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative facet faceci
Genitive faceta facetów
Dative facetowi facetom
Accusative faceta facetów
Instrumental facetem facetami
Locative facecie facetach
Vocative facecie faceci

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