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multifaceted

[muhl-tee-fas-i-tid, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈfæs ɪ tɪd, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
adjective
1.
having many facets, as a gem.
2.
having many aspects or phases:
a multifaceted problem.
Origin of multifaceted
1865-1870
1865-70; multi- + faceted
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  • From its multi-faceted sides a million sparks of rainbow fire quivered and danced through the room.

  • Sight through her multi-faceted eyes was very nearly impossible with the little time he could give to learning their texture.

    Man of Many Minds E. Everett Evans
  • The bulbous control-rooms at the ends looked like a gigantic insect's multi-faceted eyes.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • To begin to tell the details of so multi-faceted a gem were artistically impossible.

    The Soul of the Far East Percival Lowell
British Dictionary definitions for multi-faceted

multifaceted

/ˌmʌltɪˈfæsɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
(of a gem) having many facets
2.
having many aspects, abilities, etc
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Word Origin and History for multi-faceted

multifaceted

adj.

also multi-faceted, 1870, from multi- + faceted (see facet).

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