Part of speech: noun

A small face or surface, as on a diamond.

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Usage examples "facet":

  1. Bennett of Dublin has pointed out that in some persons the upper end of the fibula does not reach the facet on the tibia- a condition which might be mistaken for a dislocation. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  2. An articular facet begins on the manubrium near the neck and spirals halfway around the head of the malleus. - "Genera and Subgenera of Chipmunks", John A. White.
  3. When this person has been able to write of any custom or facet of existence here in a strain of conscientious esteem, he has not hesitated to dip his brush deeply into the inkpot. - "The Mirror of Kong Ho", Ernest Bramah.