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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.
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Therefore, we will try to present a faster simulation method for an echelle grating spectrometer with total internal reflection facets based on the modified Kirchhoff-Huygens principle.
We can decompose inductively the facets of the subword complex SC(Q, [rho]) according on whether or not they contain the last letter of Q.
A simplified model for facet analysis: Ranganathan 101.
3) Perform 2D polygon clipping [7, 8] according to the depth order of facets: a polygon projected from a facet farther from the beam source is clipped by nearer polygons.
The aging process of the spine sees the facets become more sagittally aligned; decreasing their ability to resist and control shear forces.
5-9 The significance of the lumbar facet in this context has been debated since the beginning of the last century.
However, the larger problem goes back to the quality of the facets themselves.
But how do you make sure your facets are focused and helpful?
First, the objective of this study was to further delineate soil landscape facets (at about 1: 25 000 scale) within existing coarser soil landscape units (at a scale of 1: 100 000 or smaller), rather than a whole catchment or study area, using innovative facet division techniques and programs.
Each atlas vertebra was inspected for the constrictions on the margins of the facets whether it was on medial margin, lateral margin or on both margins along with study of symmetry.
Amana Bank CEO, Mohamed Azmeer, said, 'We are honoured and privileged to partner with FACETS Sri Lanka as its Official Banker.
In view of all the above, we present in this study the development of an item pool to constitute the basis for the first Spanish CAT to measure the FFM facets efficiently To do so, we identify four major steps: (a) develop items of each facet and obtain evidence for content validity, (b) calibrate each facet separately, checking the unidimensionality assumption and IRT fit, (c) test the performance of separate facet CATs, and (d) obtain evidences for internal structure and convergent validity.