Meaning of “facet” in the English Dictionary

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"facet" in British English

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facetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfæs.ɪt/ us /ˈfæs.ət/

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.

(Definition of “facet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"facet" in American English

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facetnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfæs·ɪt/

one of the parts or features of something:

There’s always one facet of my golf game that isn’t working.

(Definition of “facet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)