noun, plural fac·ul·ties.
- the entire teaching and administrative force of a university, college, or school.
- one of the departments of learning, as theology, medicine, or law, in a university.
- the teaching body, sometimes with the students, in any of these departments.
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Origin of faculty
synonym study for faculty
OTHER WORDS FROM facultyin·ter·fac·ul·ty, noun, plural in·ter·fac·ul·ties, adjectivepro·fac·ul·ty, adjectiveun·der·fac·ul·ty, noun, plural un·der·fac·ul·ties.
Example sentences from the Web for faculty
Faculties of Arts and Sciences: How should science relate to the arts?
Does it tend to help man towards the maximum development of all his faculties and capacities?Parallel Paths|Thomas William Rolleston
There is no truth in the story that the Austrians neglected his education and connived at the ruin of his faculties.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The necessity of caring for the pack-horse, perhaps better than aught else, served to restore his faculties.The Frontiersmen|Charles Egbert Craddock
In the humblest forms of being we can trace scarcely anything besides a definite action in a few of the faculties.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation|Robert Chambers
Various changes are effected in the perceptions and faculties of those persons in whom somnambulism has been induced.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for faculty
noun plural -ties
- a department within a university or college devoted to a particular branch of knowledge
- the staff of such a department
- mainly US and Canadian all the teaching staff at a university, college, school, etc