facet facet  /ˈfæ sət/


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


  1. Operating lathes and lasers, they slice, polish and facet the cloudy crystals into sparkling gems, churning out about $150 million worth each year.
  2. Every facet of mind, from mental images to the moral sense, from mundane memories to acts of genius, have now been tied to tracts of neural real estate.
  3. With some candidates in the 2008 Presidential election embracing every facet of Web 2.


  1. Dimmitt’s slam caps Trojan victory

    The Trojan baseball team dominated the Burlington-Notre Dame Nikes in every facet of the game Wednesday to earn a 13-0 victory in five innings. After scoring once in the first, Fairfield put up seven runs in the second, highlighted by Josh Dimmitt’s grand slam. The Trojans added five in the third. Meanwhile, Notre Dame struggled to make solid contact at the plate as Fairfield hurler Cameron ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Fairfield Ledger

  2. The Rolling Stones Remaster Entire Catalogue to Make People Buy Their Albums Again

    The Rolling Stones have revealed yet another facet of their ongoing (read: never-ending)
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Spin

  3. Orange County Plastic Surgeon Educates Patients on the Brow Lift Procedure

    At The OC Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ali Sepehr discusses every facet of the brow lift procedure with his patients to instill realistic expectations. He provides each patient a complete understanding ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "The path to sustainable profitability requires us to fundamentally overhaul every facet of our business," said CEO Glenn Tilton in a prepared statement Tuesday.
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Glenn Tilton Source: TheStreet.com

  2. "I've seen Tiger when he hits the ball well," Sabbatini said. "And I've seen Tiger when there's not a facet of his game that you're not amazed. But I think Sunday he struggled out there. He had to battle for that win. And I think that made me...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Rory Sabbatini Source: Independent Online

  3. "Generally, if you're missing one facet of your game, more than likely you're not going to win the championship," Woods said. "You have to have everything going, and then you've got to get a break here and there."
    on Jun 14, 2006 By: Tiger Wood Source: Arizona Republic

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