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facet

noun [C] uk   /ˈfæs.ɪt/ us  
one part of a subject, situation, etc. that has many parts: She has so many facets to her personality. one of the small flat surfaces cut on a precious stone specialized medical a flat surface on a bone or tooth, either occurring naturally or caused by continued use: Injured or painful facet joints can be injected with steroids.
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