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  • A facet comprises "clearly defined, mutually exclusive, and collectively exhaustive aspects, properties or characteristics of a class or specific subject".[1] For example, a collection of books might be classified using an author facet, a subject facet, a date facet, etc. — “Faceted classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The organization of naturally occurring facets was key to early developments in crystallography, since they reflect the underlying symmetry of the crystal structure. Gemstones commonly have facets cut into them in order to improve their appearance by allowing them to reflect light. — “Facet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • "Facets" is an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 25th and penultimate episode of the third season. It is rated 4.2/5 on the official Star Trek Website. Quick Overview: Jadzia Dax deals with feelings of inferiority as she encounters past hosts in a Trill rite of closure. [edit] Plot. — “Facets (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • The body looked as if it had not been ground down by the sea of ages into smooth and rounded regularity but had sprung together in angles and facets as the result of a single, sudden idea. — “A Voyage to Arcturus” by David Lindsay
  • Now the lights of the orchestra were lit, the lustre, let down from the ceiling, throwing by the glimmering of its facets a sudden gaiety over the theatre; then the musicians came in one after the other; and first there was the protracted hubbub of the basses grumbling, violins squeaking, cornets trumpeting, flutes and flageolets fifing. — “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert
  • The light from our apparatus, reflected from the small facets of quartz, shot sparkling rays at every angle, and I seemed to be moving through a diamond, within which the quickly darting rays broke across each other in a thousand flashing coruscations. — “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne

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