facility

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noun fa·cil·i·ty \fə-ˈsi-lə-tē\

Definition of facility

plural

facilities

  1. 1 :  the quality of being easily performed

  2. 2 :  ease in performance :  aptitude has a great facility for writing

  3. 3 :  readiness of compliance

  4. 4a (1) :  something that makes an action, operation, or course of conduct easier —usually used in plural facilities for study The resort has a wide range of facilities for young and old alike. (2) :  lavatory 2 —often used in pluralb :  something (such as a hospital) that is built, installed, or established to serve a particular purpose

Examples of facility in a Sentence

  1. The facilities are at the end of the corridor.

  2. He had a great facility for writing.

  3. He had great facility with words.

  4. She handled the crisis with facility.

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Origin and Etymology of facility

see facile


First Known Use: 1531



FACILITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of facility for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a building or large piece of equipment) that is built for a specific purpose

  • : something that makes an action, operation, or activity easier

  • : skill and ease in doing something


FACILITY Defined for Kids

facility

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noun fa·cil·i·ty \fə-ˈsi-lə-tē\

Definition of facility for Students

plural

facilities

  1. 1 :  something built for a particular purpose a sports facility

  2. 2 :  something that makes an action, operation, or activity easier Our hotel room had cooking facilities.

  3. 3 :  ease in doing something She handled the job with facility.


Medical Dictionary

facility

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noun fa·cil·i·ty \fə-ˈsil-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of facility

plural

facilities

  1. 1:  the quality of being easily performed

  2. 2:  ease in performance :  aptitude

  3. 3:  something (as a hospital) that is built, installed, or established to serve a particular purpose



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