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"facet" in British English

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facetnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfæs.ɪt/
one ​part of a ​subject, ​situation, etc. that has many ​parts: She has so many facets to her ​personality. one of the ​smallflatsurfacescut on a preciousstone specialized medical a ​flatsurface on a ​bone or ​tooth, either ​occurringnaturally 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)

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facetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfæs·ɪt/
one of the ​parts or ​features of something: There’s always one facet of my ​golfgame that isn’t ​working.
(Definition of facet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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