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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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Asymmetry due to facet tropism may cause an impaired balance and non-homogenous load share in the repetitive lumbar movements.
Two atlas vertebrae with irregular superior articular facet showed ridge in the centre (6.
Psychometric properties of the pool were analyzed by fitting the unidimensional graded IRT response model (Samejima, 1969) to each subset of items measuring the same facet.
Zhu [9] observed facets in specimens of cast 319 aluminum alloy under ultrasonic frequency, which only occurred at elevated temperature.
Boston, MA, USA) was used for pressure measurement embedded in the facet joint.
One key point for the advanced searcher to remember is that the facets change not just with each database, but also based on login status and previous facet choices.
The "bow tie" sign was however, only noted in about one-third of cases of unilateral facet joint dislocation.
As with any clinical test, the accuracy of Kemp's test in diagnosing its target condition (in this case facet joint pain) needs to be considered by clinicians in order for the test to be applied most appropriately in practice.
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When a facet is selected, all subsequent searches will only show results matching the selected facet's property.
In practice, the necessary information to perform flips in a facet I of SC (Q, [rho]) is encoded in its root function r(I, *): [m] [right arrow] [PHI] defined by