|1.||any of the surfaces of a cut gemstone|
|2.||an aspect or phase, as of a subject or personality|
|3.||architect the raised surface between the flutes of a column|
|4.||any of the lenses that make up the compound eye of an insect or other arthropod|
|5.||anatomy any small smooth area on a hard surface, as on a bone|
|—vb , -ets, -eting, -eted, -ets, -etting, -etted|
|6.||(tr) to cut facets in (a gemstone)|
|[C17: from French facette a little |
facet fac·et (fās'ĭt)
A small smooth area on a bone or other firm structure.
A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding.