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facility

[ fuh-sil-i-tee ]
/ fəˈsɪl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural fa·cil·i·ties.
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Origin of facility

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English facilite, from Middle French or directly from Latin facilitās; see facile, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM facility

non·fa·cil·i·ty, noun, plural non·fa·cil·i·ties.o·ver·fa·cil·i·ty, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH facility

facile, facilitate, facility , felicitate
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How to use facility in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for facility

facility
/ (fəˈsɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
ease of action or performance; freedom from difficulty
ready skill or ease deriving from practice or familiarity
(often plural) the means or equipment facilitating the performance of an action
rare easy-going disposition
military an organization or building offering supporting capability
(usually plural) a euphemistic word for lavatory

Word Origin for facility

C15: from Latin facilitās, from facilis easy; see facile
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