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fac·et  audio  (fst) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. One of the flat polished surfaces cut on a gemstone or occurring naturally on a crystal.
  2. Anatomy A small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth.
  3. Biology One of the lenslike visual units of a compound eye, as of an insect.
  4. One of numerous aspects, as of a subject. See Synonyms at phase.

ETYMOLOGY:
French facette, from Old French, diminutive of face, face ; see face

OTHER FORMS:
facet·ed or facet·ted(Adjective)


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