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Definition of Facet


  1. A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond.
  2. A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone.
  3. The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
  4. One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.
  5. To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.

Facet Quotations

The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure.
Alice Miller

The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.
Pope Paul VI

Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.
Raymond Chandler

I utterly reject the view that the Third World is doomed to poverty and starvation. Not only is this wrong, I think this attitude verges on the immoral, like thinking that slavery is an unalterable facet of the human condition so why bother doing anything about it?
Alex Tabarrok

Poetry, I think, intensifies the reader's experience. If it's a humorous facet of the story, poetry makes it more exuberant. If it's a sad facet, poetry can make it more poignant.
Vikram Seth
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Facet Translations

facet in French is facette
facet in Spanish is faceta
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