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Dictionary Definition

facility

Noun

1 a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility" [syn: installation]
2 skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer" [syn: adeptness, adroitness, deftness, quickness]
3 a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen [syn: readiness]
4 services and space and equipment provided for a particular purpose; "catering facilities"; "toilet facilities"
5 a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you; "a cell phone with internet facility"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From facilité.

Noun

  1. ease in learning or doing something
    The facility she shows in playing the violin is unrivalled.
  2. an installation, contrivance, or other thing which facilitates something; a place for doing something
    Transport facilities in Bangkok are not sufficient to prevent frequent traffic collapses during rush hour.

Translations

ease in learning or doing something
an installation, contrivance

Extensive Definition

The word facility may refer to:
facility in French: Facilité

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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