faculty

  • 21faculty — A natural or specialized power of a living organism. * * * fac·ul·ty fak əl tē n, pl ties 1 a) an inherent capability, power, or function <the faculty of hearing> <digestive faculty> b) one of the powers of the mind formerly held by… …

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  • 22faculty — noun 1) the faculty of speech Syn: power, capability, capacity, facility; (faculties) senses, wits, reason, intelligence 2) the arts faculty Syn: department, school …

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  • 23faculty — [ˈfæk(ə)lti] noun [C] 1) a department or group of departments in a university the Faculty of Medicine[/ex] 2) a natural ability that most people have the faculty of speech[/ex] …

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  • 24faculty — n. (pl. ies) 1 an aptitude or ability for a particular activity. 2 an inherent mental or physical power. 3 a a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge (faculty of modern languages). b US the staff of a… …

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  • 25faculty — See facility. See facility, faculty …

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  • 26faculty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. ability, aptitude, power, talent, knack; professorate, [teaching] staff. See skill, school, intellect. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A special aptitude] Syn. ability, talent, capacity, forte; see ability 1 …

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  • 27faculty — [14] If one has a faculty for doing something, one finds it ‘easy’ to do. The word comes, via Old French faculte, from Latin facultās. This was a parallel form to facilitās (source of English facility [15]). Both were derived from Latin facilis… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 28faculty — /ˈfækəlti / (say fakuhltee) noun (plural faculties) 1. an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action. 2. one of the powers of the mind, as memory, reason, speech, etc.: the mental faculties; be in full possession of all one s… …

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  • 29faculty — The ability to perform a particular act. The operation of one of the senses, as the faculty of speech or hearing. The authority vested in an agent, or other representative, by his principal or other constituent. The teaching staff, professors,… …

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  • 30faculty — [14] If one has a faculty for doing something, one finds it ‘easy’ to do. The word comes, via Old French faculte, from Latin facultās. This was a parallel form to facilitās (source of English facility [15]). Both were derived from Latin facilis… …

    Word origins

  • 31faculty — Synonyms and related words: ability, ableness, absolute power, absolutism, adequacy, adroitness, appurtenance, aptitude, aptness, authority, authorization, bent, birthright, bump, caliber, capability, capableness, capacity, claim, cleverness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 32faculty — fac·ul·ty || fækltɪ n. ability; aptitude; sense; skill, talent; capability; department; teaching staff; teaching and administrative force of a university …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 33faculty n — Old deans never die, they just lose their faculties …

    English expressions

  • 34faculty — noun (plural faculties) 1》 an inherent mental or physical power.     ↘an aptitude or talent. 2》 a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge.     ↘N. Amer. the teaching or research staff of a university or… …

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  • 35faculty — n. 1. Power, capability, ability, capacity, endowment, property, quality. 2. Skill, skilfulness, ability, ableness, power, capacity, dexterity, adroitness, expertness, address, ingenuity, competency, cleverness, aptitude, aptness, knack, turn,… …

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  • 36Faculty — ♦ Authority to carry out works in and around a church. (Beresford, Maurice and Hurst, John. Wharram Percy: Deserted Medieval Village, 136) …

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  • 37faculty — n 1. ability, facility, aptitude, genius, wits; gift, talent, flair, bent, turn, knack; skill, technique, skillfulness, dexterity; adroitness, deftness, proficiency; inclination, proclivity, propensity. 2. capacity, capability, potentiality;… …

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  • 38faculty — fac·ul·ty …

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  • 39faculty — fac•ul•ty [[t]ˈfæk əl ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action 2) one of the powers of the mind, as memory, reason, or speech 3) an inherent capability of the body 4) edu a) the entire teaching and… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 40faculty —   n. talent; capability; branch of study and its students in university; governing body of university or college; body of teachers and administrators in a university;   Ecclesiastical, permission to add to or alter fabric of church.    ♦… …

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