[fuh-sil-i-tee] /fəˈsɪl ɪ ti/
noun, plural facilities.
readiness or ease due to skill, aptitude, or practice; dexterity:
to compose with great facility.
Her facility in organizing and directing made her an excellent supervisor.
an easy-flowing manner:
facility of style.
the quality of being easily or conveniently done or performed.
Often, facilities. Informal. a rest room, especially one for use by the public, as in a theater or restaurant.
freedom from difficulty, controversy, misunderstanding, etc.:
facility of understanding.
noun (pl) -ties
ease of action or performance; freedom from difficulty
ready skill or ease deriving from practice or familiarity
(often pl) the means or equipment facilitating the performance of an action
(rare) easy-going disposition
(military) an organization or building offering supporting capability
(usually pl) a euphemistic word for lavatory
“opportunities,” 1809, plural of facility. Sense of “physical means of doing something” is from 1872.
early 15c., “gentleness,” from Middle French facilité, from Latin facilitatem (nominative facilitas) “easiness, ease, fluency, willingness,” from facilis “easy” (see facile). Its sense in English moved from “genteelness” to “opportunity” (1510s), to “aptitude, ease” (1530s). Meaning “place for doing something,” which makes the word so beloved of journalists and fuzzy writers, first recorded 1872.
[fak-cher] /ˈfæk tʃər/ noun 1. the act, process, or manner of making anything; construction. 2. the thing made. /ˈfæktʃə/ noun (rare) 1. construction 2. workmanship; quality
[fak-tuh m] /ˈfæk təm/ noun, plural facta [fak-tuh] /ˈfæk tə/ (Show IPA) 1. a statement of the in a controversy or legal case.
[fak-yuh-luh] /ˈfæk yə lə/ noun, plural faculae [fak-yuh-lee] /ˈfæk yəˌli/ (Show IPA). Astronomy. 1. an irregular, unusually bright patch on the sun’s surface. /ˈfækjʊlə/ noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː) 1. any of the bright areas on the sun’s surface, usually appearing just before a sunspot and subject to the same 11-year cycle facula (fāk’yə-lə) Plural faculae […]
[fak-uh l-tey-tiv] /ˈfæk əlˌteɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. conferring a faculty, privilege, permission, or the power of doing or not doing something: a facultative enactment. 2. left to one’s option or choice; optional: The last questions in the examination were facultative. 3. that may or may not take place; that may or may not assume a […]