triangular facet

triangular facet

[trī′aŋ·gyə·lər ′fas·ət]
(geology)
A triangular-shaped steep-sloped hill or cliff formed usually by the erosion of a fault-truncated hill.
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The flow on each and every triangular facet is routed towards other, neigh-bouring, facets or, if we have a sink, stays in the same triangular facet.
The multicolor sapphires adorning the jewelry come in rose cut, a technique common in antique jewelry, characterized by its circular shape and triangular facets.
ADA obtains the maximum and the minimum [PHI] and [theta] angles between the reference facet and the relative facet by using the nine vectors between the vertices of each facet for targets modeled with triangular facets [21,22].
sinuosity, slope and height of triangular facets, spacing ratio, valley floor-valley height ratio) of the mountain fronts associated with potentially active faults are similar to those shown by the fronts related to faults that have produced destructive earthquakes (Hamblin, 1976; Bull and McFadden, 1977; Wallace, 1978; Keller and Pinter, 1996; Burbank and Anderson, 2001).
For example, consider a simple target modeled using a collection of triangular facets (Figure 1).
For each incremental position we will calculate the number of triangular facets whose slope is between some initial established limits.
DISCO VIRUS With its 20 triangular facets, an icosahedron resembles a simplified disco ball.
Finally, the most striking of the sculptures takes the principle of construction in triangular facets out of the abstract realm and into representation.
The geometry was provided by the OEM in the form of tessellated geometry consisting of triangular facets that approximated the actual CAD design.
It is covered with an inclined roof -- a huge silver disc -- of anodized aluminium which has been folded into diagonal triangular facets to frame glazed units and to diffuse light entering the room.