What does the word facet mean?

Usage examples for 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. by 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 by 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 by Ernest Bramah