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FACET
  1. Context:
    Taxonomy


    Definition:
    A high level grouping of concepts of the same inherent category, e.g. activities, disciplines, people, materials, places, times.


    Example:


    Source:
    Willpower Information


  2. Context:
    Taxonomy


    Definition:
    Grouping of concepts of the same inherent category


    Example:
    Examples of categories that may be used for grouping concepts into facets are: activities, disciplines, people, materials, living organisms, objects, places and times. e.g. (1) animals, mice, daffodils and bacteria could all be members of a living organisms facet; (2) digging, writing and cooking could all be members of an activities facet; (3) Paris, the United Kingdom and the Alps could all be members of a places facet.


    Source:
    Willpower Information


  3. Context:
    Taxonomy


    Definition:
    A facet comprises "clearly defined, mutually exclusive, and collectively exhaustive aspects, properties or characteristics of a class or specific subject.


    Example:
    A collection of books might be classified using an author facet, a subject facet, a date facet, etc


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See also

FACET ANALYSIS
FACETED CLASSIFICATION
FACETED CLASSIFICATION SCHEME