adjective Date: 1870 having many facets or aspects

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  • multifaceted — [mul΄tē fas′ət id] adj. combining a variety of features, parts, or perspectives; complex [a multifaceted career] …   English World dictionary

  • multifaceted — (adj.) also multi faceted, 1870, from MULTI (Cf. multi ) + faceted (see FACET (Cf. facet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • multifaceted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having many facets or aspects …   English terms dictionary

  • multifaceted — adjective a) Having multiple facets. The diamond had a multifaceted cut. b) Having many aspects; nuanced or diverse. Joanne was a multifaceted individual; she knew how to bargain both with Wall Street brokers and push cart vendors …   Wiktionary

  • multifaceted — /mul tee fas i tid, mul tuy /, adj. 1. having many facets, as a gem. 2. having many aspects or phases: a multifaceted problem. [1865 70; MULTI + FACETED] * * * …   Universalium

  • multifaceted — mul|ti|fa|cet|ed [ˌmʌltiˈfæsıtıd] adj having many parts or sides ▪ a multifaceted campaign to reduce teen pregnancy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • multifaceted — mul•ti•fac•et•ed [[t]ˌmʌl tiˈfæs ɪ tɪd, ˌmʌl taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) having many facets, as a gem 2) having many aspects or phases: a multifaceted project[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • multifaceted — Synonyms and related words: amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amphibious, blended, combined, complex, composite, compound, compounded, conglomerate, dappled, eclectic, equivocal, fifty fifty, half and half, heterogeneous, indiscriminate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • multifaceted — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. many sided many faced, manifold. 2. intricate complex, complicated. ANT.: 1. one sided. 2. simple II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having many aspects, uses, or abilities: all around, all round, many sided,… …   English dictionary for students

  • multifaceted — mul|ti|fac|et|ed [ ,mʌlti fæsətəd, ,mʌltaı fæsətəd ] adjective FORMAL containing many different aspects, features, or qualities …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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