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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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The states for scoring the anterior and middle calcaneal facets (AMCF) are an "absent anterior facet" or "0," a "single elongated facet" or "1," a "double facet; small anterior" or "2," or a "double facet; large anterior" or "3." While these states are not exactly ordinal, as they are not placed in a hierarchical order, the states are ordered this way to eliminate confusion between the scoring numbers and the states.
The calcaneal articulating facets observed in Thai population were classified into 6 types as shown in Figure 1: Type I, tree facet are separated ; Type II (A), the anterior and middle facets are partially connected with predominant ridge; Type II (B), the anterior and middle facets are partially connected with slight ridge; Type III, the anterior and middle facets are fully fused to form a single facet; Type IV, the anterior and middle facets are partially separated by a ridge and partly by a groove; Type V, all facets are continuous fused to form a single facet.
The stem attachment facet is smooth with a wide axial canal, with a diameter ca 2/3 of the facet diameter.
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.
First, Reise & Henson (2000) found that administrating separate CATs for evaluating the FFM facets provided accurate estimates with half of the NEO PI-R items.
A generic FacetJointModel model in the Anybody managed model repository (AMMR, version 1.6) of Anybody modeling system (Anybody modeling system version 6.0.6, Aalborg, Denmark) was applied to calculate the muscle activities, intradiscal forces, and facet forces.
The axial T2-weighted MR images were acquired at the level of facet joint for individual patient data.
Vertebrae were not included in this study when there was damage to the facets due to the maceration process or when vertebral block formation, compression fracture, or other signs of trauma were observed.
For selected specimens, the percentage of facets present on the fracture surface was also evaluated and the mechanisms for the formation of the facets are discussed.
This post-search results winnowing using facets has become common at many search engines, both for the free web and subscription databases.