facility

noun
fa·​cil·​i·​ty | \ fə-ˈsi-lə-tē How to pronounce facility (audio) \
plural facilities

Definition of facility

1 : the quality of being easily performed
2 : ease in performance : aptitude has a great facility for writing
3 : readiness of compliance
4a(1) : something that makes an action, operation, or course of conduct easier usually used in plural facilities for studyThe resort has a wide range of facilities for young and old alike.
(2) : lavatory sense 2 often used in plural
b : something (such as a hospital) that is built, installed, or established to serve a particular purpose

Examples of facility in a Sentence

The facilities are at the end of the corridor. He had a great facility for writing. He had great facility with words. She handled the crisis with facility.
Recent Examples on the Web That success is making an impact inside ASU's facility at Papago Golf Course, where a maroon-and-gold board lists goals for the program's golfers. Drew Schott, The Arizona Republic, 22 May 2022 The facility is not air conditioned, and people were asked to wear light clothing and masks, and bring water bottles. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, 22 May 2022 Since then, the Quantum facility has been built and activated, but New Haven, much of Fairfield County and the whole southeast part of the state are still more than 20 miles from a processor. Jan Ellen Spiegel, Hartford Courant, 22 May 2022 Honeywell is in the process of shutting down that facility this year, laying off another 120 people. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, 21 May 2022 The facility plans to break ground early next year. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 21 May 2022 Each blown up house of culture and infrastructure facility. Elena Becatoros, Chicago Tribune, 21 May 2022 Summerset Marine Construction's 24,000-square-foot Eagle facility served as a showroom, office, factory and warehouse, making, selling, installing and servicing waterfront piers. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2022 In the midst of his day, all hell appears to break loose inside the facility leaving all children and staff dead with the exception of 11. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 20 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of facility

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for facility

Middle English facilite "gentleness," borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French facilité "quality of being easily performed," borrowed from Latin facilitāt-, facilitās, from facilis "easy, facile" + -itāt-, -itās -ity

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24 May 2022

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“Facility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facility. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for facility

facility

noun
fa·​cil·​i·​ty | \ fə-ˈsi-lə-tē How to pronounce facility (audio) \
plural facilities

Kids Definition of facility

1 : something built for a particular purpose a sports facility
2 : something that makes an action, operation, or activity easier Our hotel room had cooking facilities.
3 : ease in doing something She handled the job with facility.

facility

noun
fa·​cil·​i·​ty | \ fə-ˈsil-ət-ē How to pronounce facility (audio) \
plural facilities

Medical Definition of facility

1 : the quality of being easily performed
2 : ease in performance : aptitude
3 : something (as a hospital) that is built, installed, or established to serve a particular purpose

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