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 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
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.
Origin and Etymology of facility
First Known Use: 1531
FACILITY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of facility for Students
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.
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