facility

facility

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of facility in English

English Online Dictionary. What means facility‎? What does facility mean?

From Middle French facilité, and its source, Latin facilitās. Doublet of faculty. Also see facile.

  • IPA(key): /fəˈsɪlɪti/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪti

facility (countable and uncountable, plural facilities)

  1. The fact of being easy, or easily done; absence of difficulty; simplicity. [from 16th c.]
  2. Dexterity of speech or action; skill, talent. [from 16th c.]
  3. The physical means or contrivances to make something (especially a public service) possible; the required equipment, infrastructure, location etc. [from 19th c.]
  4. An institution specially designed for a specific purpose, such as incarceration, military use, or scientific experimentation.
  5. (finance, banking) Clipping of credit facility.
  6. (Canada, US, in the plural) A toilet. [from 20th c.]
  7. (Scots law) A condition of mental weakness less than idiocy, but enough to make a person easily persuaded to do something against their better interest.
  8. (dated) Affability.

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