[ fuh-sil-i-tee ]
/ fəˈsɪl ɪ ti /
noun, plural fa·cil·i·ties.
- 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 rest room, especially one for use by the public, as in a theater or restaurant.
freedom from difficulty, controversy, misunderstanding, etc.: facility of understanding.
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Origin of facility
OTHER WORDS FROM facilitynon·fa·cil·i·ty, noun, plural non·fa·cil·i·ties.o·ver·fa·cil·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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