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facet

1. Architect the raised surface between the flutes of a column
2. Zoology any of the lenses that make up the compound eye of an insect or other arthropod
3. Anatomy any small smooth area on a hard surface, as on a bone

facet

[′fas·ət]
(anatomy)
A small plane surface, especially on a bone or a hard body; may be produced by wear, as a worn spot on the surface of a tooth.
(geography)
Any part of an intersecting surface that constitutes a unit of geographic study, for example, a flat or a slope.
(invertebrate zoology)
The surface of a simple eye in the compound eye of arthropods and certain other invertebrates.
(materials)
The plane surface of a crystal, a cut precious stone, or other fractured surface.
(mathematics)
A proper face of a convex polytope that is not contained in any larger face.

facet

1. One surface of a polyhedron.
2. A flat surface between two column flutes, a fillet.