Often facilities .
something designed, built, installed, etc., to serve a specific function affording a convenience or service: transportation facilities;educational facilities;a new research facility.
something that permits the easier performance of an action, course of conduct, etc.:to provide someone with every facility for accomplishing a task;to lack facilities for handling bulk mail.
readiness or ease due to skill, aptitude, or practice; dexterity: to compose with great facility.
ready compliance: 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 restroom, especially one for use by the public, as in a theater or restaurant.
freedom from difficulty, controversy, misunderstanding, etc.: facility of understanding.
- non·fa·cil·i·ty, noun, plural non·fa·cil·i·ties.
- o·ver·fa·cil·i·ty, noun
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How to use facility in a sentence
If the rapid response test comes back positive and the PCR test result hasn’t been returned yet, the student would be put into an isolation facility, according to a university spokesperson.Even the most cautious schools are seeing outbreaks | Sy Mukherjee | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
It’s as urgent as getting these manufacturing facilities up.Top health official says states need about $6 billion from Congress to distribute coronavirus vaccine | Lena H. Sun | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
The event featured maskless supporters standing shoulder-to-shoulder inside the industrial facility.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump | Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
It says 495 of the hospitals and other facilities participating in the survey earned a top score of 100 on their LGBTQ-related policies and practices.HRC examines hospital policies, impact of COVID on LGBTQ people | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | September 16, 2020 | Washington Blade
Next up, Corning is trying 5G indoors at some of its own facilities.Verizon plans to offer indoor 5G networks by year-end | Aaron Pressman | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
They put them in key positions within the facility where they can look out for their own.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs | Seth Ferranti | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He watched the pit grow bigger every month, despite the numerous reports he wrote about the facility.
After the federal investigation concluded, they authorized him to close the facility.
Opened in Sept. 2002, this “poorly managed” detention facility was the second site opened by the CIA after the 9/11 attacks.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’ | Shane Harris, Tim Mak | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kocurek became especially frustrated with a commercial waste facility in Jim Wells County.
We must have motif first, then technique to adapt and adjust expression and to develop facility in the active agents.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The object of this practise is to attain facility in manipulating the elements while maintaining the smooth quality of the tone.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The facility of manufacture and cheapness of those engines caused them to be much used in the mines, and also elsewhere.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
His letter of a few months before reveals the facility with which he moulded the steam-engine to his requirements.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
The fibre can be separated with great facility, though firmly attached at one end to the parent rock.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for facility
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
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