Definition of facet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    facet

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈfæsɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæsɪt//
     
     
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  1. 1facet (of something) a particular part or aspect of something Now let's look at another facet of the problem. The report examines every facet of the prison system. the many facets of rural life
  2. 2one of the flat sides of a jewel
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French facette, diminutive of face ‘face, side’, based on Latin facies ‘form, appearance, face’.Extra examples She has another important facet to her personality. It is a curious facet of human nature that the more we have the more we want. Now let’s look at another facet of the problem. The report examines every facet of the the prison system.
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