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fa·cil·i·ty

 (fə-sĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. fa·cil·i·ties
1.
a. Ease in moving, acting, or doing: "a soldier who was expected to be able to fell a tree ... or build a bridge with equal facility" (Bruce I. Gudmundsson).
b. An ability or talent; an aptitude: "He was a mediocre student who had a facility for absorbing details without curiosity" (Jhumpa Lahiri).
2. often facilities
a. A building, room, array of equipment, or a number of such things, designed to serve a particular function: hospitals and other health care facilities.
b. Something that facilitates an action or process: The region has very poor transportation facilities.
3. facilities Informal A restroom or public toilet.

facility

(fəˈsɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. ease of action or performance; freedom from difficulty
2. ready skill or ease deriving from practice or familiarity
3. (often plural) the means or equipment facilitating the performance of an action
4. rare easy-going disposition
5. (Military) military an organization or building offering supporting capability
6. (usually plural) a euphemistic word for lavatory
[C15: from Latin facilitās, from facilis easy; see facile]

fa•cil•i•ty

(fəˈsɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. Often, facilities.
a. something designed, built, or installed to afford a specific convenience or service: a new research facility.
b. Usually, facilities. something that permits the easier performance of an action, course of conduct, etc.: a hotel with facilities for conferences.
2. readiness or ease due to skill, aptitude, or practice; dexterity.
3. an easy-flowing manner.
4. the quality of being easily or conveniently done or performed.
5. Usually, facilities. a rest room.
6. lack of difficulty; ease.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin facilitās; see facile]

facility

A real property entity consisting of one or more of the following: a building, a structure, a utility system, pavement, and underlying land. See also air facility.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.facility - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industryfacility - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
airfield, flying field, landing field, field - a place where planes take off and land
arboretum, botanical garden - a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition
athletic facility - a facility for athletic events
backroom - the meeting place of a group of leaders who make their decisions via private negotiations
cafeteria facility - (usually plural) facilities for providing food for employees or visitors
communication equipment, communication system - facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
course - facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport; "the course had only nine holes"; "the course was less than a mile"
depositary, depository, repository, deposit - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
drive-in - any installation designed to accommodate patrons in their automobiles
meeting place, forum, assembly - a public facility to meet for open discussion
gas system - facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service
zoo, zoological garden, menagerie - the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition
military installation - any facility servicing military forces
power grid, power system, grid - a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
range - a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds; "the army maintains a missile range in the desert"; "any good golf club will have a range where you can practice"
recreation facility, recreational facility - a public facility for recreation
sewage system, sewage works, sewer system - facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage
source - a facility where something is available
station - a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
transportation, transportation system, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
utility - a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal; "the price of the house included all utilities"
water supply, water system, water - a facility that provides a source of water; "the town debated the purification of the water supply"; "first you have to cut off the water"
2.facility - skillful performance or ability without difficultyfacility - skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"
skillfulness - the state of being cognitively skillful
touch - deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"
dexterity, manual dexterity, sleight - adroitness in using the hands
3.facility - a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen
effortlessness - the quality of requiring little effort; "such effortlessness is achieved only after hours of practice"
4.facility - something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service; "catering facilities"; "toilet facilities"; "educational facilities"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
5.facility - a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you; "a cell phone with internet facility"
service - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"

facility

noun
1. (often plural) amenity, means, aid, opportunity, advantage, resource, equipment, provision, convenience, appliance What recreational facilities are now available?
2. opportunity, possibility, convenience The bank will not extend the borrowing facility.
5. establishment Some doctors were working all day in one medical facility, then working night shifts in private hospitals.

facility

noun
1. The ability to perform without apparent effort:
2. Ready skill in expression:
3. Anything that increases physical comfort.Often used in plural:
Translations
تَسْهيلاتسَلاسَه، مَهارَهسُهولَه وسُرْعَه
dovednostlehkostvybavení
anlægevnetalentudstyr
lehetõségek
aîstaîafærnifærni, snerpa
iespējasizdevībaizveicībaspējas
araçlargereçleryatkınlıkyetenek

facility

[fəˈsɪlɪtɪ] N
1. (= equipment, place) → instalación f
the hotel's facilities are open to non-residentslas instalaciones del hotel están abiertas a los no residentes
the flat has no cooking facilitiesel piso no está equipado para cocinar
recreational facilitiesinstalaciones fpl recreativas
sports facilitiesinstalaciones fpl deportivas
2. (= service, provision) → servicio m
the main facility is the libraryel servicio principal es la biblioteca
the company offers day-care facilities for childrenla empresa ofrece un servicio de guardería para los niños
toilet facilitiesservicios mpl, aseos mpl
transport facilitiesservicios mpl de transporte
3. (Fin) credit facilitiesfacilidades fpl (de pago), crédito m
overdraft facilitycrédito m al descubierto
4. (= function) → función f
the oven has an automatic timing facilityel horno dispone de una función de reloj automático
the watch has a stopwatch facilityel reloj también posee la función de cronómetro
there's a facility for storing datadispone de un servicio de almacenamiento de datos
5. (= centre) → centro m
a state facility for women prisonersun centro penitenciario estatal para mujeres
a medical facilityun centro médico, un punto de asistencia médica
a nuclear facilityun complejo nuclear
6. (= talent, ease) → facilidad f
he had a facility for languagestenía facilidad para los idiomas, se le daban bien los idiomas
he writes with great facilityescribe con gran facilidad
7. (= ability) → habilidad f, facultad f; (= capacity) → capacidad f
humans have lost the facility to use their sense of smelllos humanos han perdido la habilidad or la facultad de utilizar el olfato
the new model has the facility to reproduce speechel nuevo modelo tiene la capacidad de or es capaz de reproducir el habla

facility

[fəˈsɪlɪti]
n
(= feature) [system, machine] → fonction f
This system has an electronic mail facility → Ce système a une fonction de courrier électronique.
(= service) → service m
an overdraft facility → une autorisation de découvert
credit facilities → facilités fpl de paiement
(= means of doing sth) → possibilité f
to offer the facility to do sth → offrir la possibilité de faire qch
We offer the facility to pay in instalments → Nous offrons la possibilité de payer par versements.
(= buildings and equipment) a medical facility → un établissement médical
a nuclear facility → une installation nucléaire
sports facilities → équipements mpl sportifs
nursery facilities → garderie f
cooking facilities
She had no cooking facilities in her room → Elle n'avait pas la possibilité de faire sa cuisine dans sa chambre.
warehouse facilities → entrepôts mpl
The factory has no warehouse facilities → L'usine ne dispose pas d'entrepôts.
storage facility
Their furniture is in a lockup storage facility → Leur meubles sont entreposés dans un garde-meuble.
(= skill, talent) → facilité f
to have a facility for sth → être doué(e) pour qch
(= ease) → facilité f
to do sth with facility → faire qch avec facilité

facility

n
Einrichtung f; to give somebody every facilityjdm jede Möglichkeit bieten; you will have every facility for studyes wird Ihnen alles zur Verfügung stehen, was Sie zum Studium brauchen; we have no facility or facilities for disposing of toxic wastewir haben keine Möglichkeit zur Beseitigung von Giftmüll; a computer with the facility to reproduce textein Computer, der Text wiedergeben kann; a large hotel with all facilitiesein großes Hotel mit allem Komfort; facilities for the disabledEinrichtungen plfür Behinderte; cooking facilitiesKochgelegenheit f; toilet facilitiesToiletten pl
no pl (= ease)Leichtigkeit f; (= dexterity)Gewandtheit f; he has a great facility for languages/mathsSprachen fallen/Mathematik fällt ihm sehr leicht

facility

[fəˈsɪlɪtɪ] n
a. (easiness) → facilità; (skill) → abilità; (with languages) → predisposizione f
b. facilities npl (gen) → servizi mpl; (educational, leisure) → attrezzature fpl; (transport) → mezzi mpl
credit facilities → facilitazioni fpl di credito

facility

(fəˈsiləti) noun
1. ease or quickness. She showed great facility in learning languages.
2. a skill. He has a great facility for always being right.
noun plural
faˈcilities the means to do something. There are facilities for cooking.

facility

n. facilidad; instalación; [conveniences] pl. comodidades; servicios en general.

facility

n (pl -ties) centro, hospital m, asilo, residencia; skilled nursing — (US) centro de enfermería especializada, asilo or residencia para enfermos o discapacitados que requieren servicios de enfermería
References in classic literature ?
There are many cases, in which two pure species can be united with unusual facility, and produce numerous hybrid-offspring, yet these hybrids are remarkably sterile.
But the correspondence between systematic affinity and the facility of crossing is by no means strict.
There is often the widest possible difference in the facility of making reciprocal crosses.
The vices of authority are chiefly four: delays, corruption, roughness, and facility.
The relative situation of these States; the number of rivers with which they are intersected, and of bays that wash there shores; the facility of communication in every direction; the affinity of language and manners; the familiar habits of intercourse; -- all these are circumstances that would conspire to render an illicit trade between them a matter of little difficulty, and would insure frequent evasions of the commercial regulations of each other.
Nor is this all: as the legislative department alone has access to the pockets of the people, and has in some constitutions full discretion, and in all a prevailing influence, over the pecuniary rewards of those who fill the other departments, a dependence is thus created in the latter, which gives still greater facility to encroachments of the former.
In that time he acquired a somewhat ready facility in the use of that dialect, by means of which he was to carry the instructions of spiritual truth to the men of the forest, though as late as 1649 he still lamented his want of skill in this respect.
When Will Ladislaw exiled himself from Middlemarch he had placed no stronger obstacle to his return than his own resolve, which was by no means an iron barrier, but simply a state of mind liable to melt into a minuet with other states of mind, and to find itself bowing, smiling, and giving place with polite facility.
Then, dashing off some algebraical formulae with marvelous facility, in a minute or two he declared the following result:
The pencil is conscious of a delightful facility in drawing a griffin--the longer the claws, and the larger the wings, the better; but that marvellous facility which we mistook for genius is apt to forsake us when we want to draw a real unexaggerated lion.
They had shown me from the first a facility for everything, a general faculty which, taking a fresh start, achieved remarkable flights.
Rebecca had her father's facility and had been his aptest pupil.

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