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facet (noun) any of the polished surfaces of a diamond; aspect.
A diamond has a number of facets, that is, flat polished surfaces. It is these surfaces or facets that make the diamond twinkle and look attractive. an aspect of a person’s character is a facet of their character. A multifaceted personality is a person with many interests, many achievements and many sides to their personality. A versatile genius, that is, a person with talent in a number of areas is a multifaceted personality.
- Till recently few knew this facet of Nick’s character: that he is philanthropic and has donated large sums to public causes.
- They overlooked an important facet of the problem – the huge amount of money needed to desalinate sea water to supply drinking water to the port city.