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[muhl-tee-fas-i-tid, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈfæs ɪ tɪd, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
having many facets, as a gem.
having many aspects or phases:
a multifaceted problem.
Origin of multifaceted
1865-70; multi- + faceted Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for multifaceted
  • Food plays an important role in any culture as a converging point of the multifaceted cultural elements.
  • See a microscopic close-up of a greenhead fly's multifaceted eyes.
  • Noise problems are typically complex and multifaceted.
  • In the field, the sanitary inspector's duties are multifaceted.
  • In order to truly appreciate this multifaceted metropolis, you may want to do some homework prior to your visit.
  • But this multifaceted volume is simply bewildering in its discussions of psychology and in its use of anthropological theory.
  • The reasons bed sharing has increased are multifaceted.
  • Leadership is a multileveled multifaceted position and the use of the power inherent in position likewise.
  • Mizrahi's sentimentality may be obvious but his deft use of his material and his principals is sensitive and multifaceted.
  • Nowadays a multifaceted life is intriguing, but it wasn't always so.
British Dictionary definitions for multifaceted


(of a gem) having many facets
having many aspects, abilities, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for multifaceted

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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