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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: facette, from face 'face'

facet

noun
     
Related topics: Jewellery
fac‧et [countable]
1 one of several parts of someone's character, a situation etc [= aspect]
facet of
He has travelled extensively in China, recording every facet of life.
2

multi-faceted/many-faceted

consisting of many different parts:
The issues are complex and multi-faceted.
3DCJ one of the flat sides of a cut jewel

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