[ fak-uhl-tee ]
/ ˈfæk əl ti /
noun, plural fac·ul·ties.
an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action: a faculty for making friends easily.
one of the powers of the mind, as memory, reason, or speech: Though very sick, he is in full possession of all his faculties.
an inherent capability of the body: the faculties of sight and hearing.
exceptional ability or aptitude: a president with a faculty for management.
- 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.
the members of a learned profession: the medical faculty.
a power or privilege conferred by the state, a superior, etc.: The police were given the faculty to search the building.
Ecclesiastical. a dispensation, license, or authorization.
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Origin of faculty
Related formsin·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.
1. See ability.
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British Dictionary definitions for faculty's
/ (ˈfækəltɪ) /
noun plural -ties
one of the inherent powers of the mind or body, such as reason, memory, sight, or hearing
any ability or power, whether acquired or inherent
a conferred power or right
- 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
all members of a learned profession
Word Origin for faculty
C14 (in the sense: department of learning): from Latin facultās capability; related to Latin facilis easy
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Medicine definitions for faculty's
[ făk′əl-tē ]
A natural or specialized power of a living organism.
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