Fac"et (?), n. [F. facette, dim. of face face. See Face.]


A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond.

[Written also facette.]

2. Anat.

A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone.

3. Arch.

The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.

4. Zool.

One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.


© Webster 1913.

Fac"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Faceted; p. pr. & vb. n. Faceting.]

To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.


© Webster 1913.

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