English Online Dictionary. What means facility? What does facility mean?
From Middle French facilité, and its source, Latin facilitās. Doublet of faculty.
- IPA(key): /fəˈsɪlɪti/
- Rhymes: -ɪlɪti
facility (countable and uncountable, plural facilities)
- The fact of being easy, or easily done; absence of difficulty, simplicity. [from 16th c.]
- Dexterity of speech or action; skill, talent. [from 16th c.]
- The facility she shows in playing the violin is unrivalled.
- The physical means or contrivances to make something (especially a public service) possible; the required equipment, infrastructure, location etc. [from 19th c.]
- Transport facilities in Bangkok are not sufficient to prevent frequent traffic collapses during rush hour.
- An institution specially designed for a specific purpose, such as incarceration, military use, or scientific experimentation.
- (Canada, US, in the plural) A toilet. [from 20th c.]
- (Scotland, law) A condition of mental weakness less than idiocy, but enough to make a person easily persuaded to do something against their better interest.
- (dated) Affability.
- correctional facility