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Facet vs Tacet - What's the difference?

facet | tacet |

As verbs the difference between facet and tacet

is that facet is to cut a facet into a gemstone while tacet is (label) instruction indicating silence on the part of the performers of a piece.

As a noun facet

is any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.

facet

English

(wikipedia facet)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.
  • This facet of the diamond was masterfully cut to enhance its value.
  • One among many similar or related, yet still distinct things.
  • The child's learning disability was only one facet of the problems contributing to his delinquency.
  • One of a series of things, such as steps in a project.
  • We had just about completed the research facet of the project when the order came to cancel it .
  • (anatomy) One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.
  • (anatomy) A smooth circumscribed surface.
  • the articular facet of a bone
  • (architecture) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
  • (mathematics) A face of codimension 1 of a polytope.
  • Derived terms

    * multifaceted

    Verb

  • To cut a facet into a gemstone.
  • Usage notes

    * Faceting and faceted are more common in the US. Facetting and facetted are more common in the UK.

    tacet

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (label) instruction indicating silence on the part of the performers of a piece
  • Anagrams

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