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FACET (facetted, facetting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does facet mean? 

FACET (noun)
  The noun FACET has 2 senses:

1. a distinct feature or element in a problem
2. a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)

  Familiarity information: FACET used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FACET (noun)

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A distinct feature or element in a problem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


aspect; facet

Context example:

he studied every facet of the question

Hypernyms ("facet" is a kind of...):

characteristic; feature (a prominent aspect of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "facet"):

side (an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect))

sector; sphere (a particular aspect of life or activity)

surface (a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something)

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A smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("facet" is a kind of...):

subfigure (a figure that is a part of another figure)

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