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fac·ul·ty

 (făk′əl-tē)
n. pl. fac·ul·ties
1.
a. An inherent power or ability: the faculty of speech.
b. A talent or natural ability for something: has a wonderful faculty for storytelling.
2.
a. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The teachers and instructors of a school or college, or of one of its divisions, especially those considered permanent, full-time employees.
b. One of the divisions of a college or university: the faculty of law.
c. All of the members of a learned profession: the medical faculty.
3. Authorization granted by authority; conferred power.
4. Archaic An occupation; a trade.

[Middle English faculte, from Old French, from Latin facultās, power, ability, from facilis, easy; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

faculty

(ˈfækəltɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. one of the inherent powers of the mind or body, such as reason, memory, sight, or hearing
2. any ability or power, whether acquired or inherent
3. a conferred power or right
4. (Education)
a. a department within a university or college devoted to a particular branch of knowledge
b. the staff of such a department
c. chiefly US and Canadian all the teaching staff at a university, college, school, etc
5. (Education) all members of a learned profession
6. archaic occupation
[C14 (in the sense: department of learning): from Latin facultās capability; related to Latin facilis easy]

fac•ul•ty

(ˈfæk əl ti)

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.
a. the entire teaching and administrative force of a university, college, or school.
b. one of the departments of learning, as theology, medicine, or law, in a university.
5. the members of a learned profession.
6. a power or privilege conferred by the state, a superior, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin facultās ability, power]
syn: See ability.

Faculty

 members of a particular profession regarded as a body; a group of persons entrusted with the government and tuition in a college or university.
Examples: faculty of advocates, 1711; of physicians and surgeons, 1511.

faculty

Any of the distinct branches of teaching at a college or university, or the body of teachers in a particular subject.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faculty - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mindfaculty - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
attention - the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
language, speech - the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
retentiveness, retentivity, retention, memory - the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
intellect, reason, understanding - the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
sensory faculty, sentiency, sentience, sense, sensation - the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
volition, will - the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention; "the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
2.faculty - the body of teachers and administrators at a schoolfaculty - the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
prof, professor - someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

faculty

noun
1. power, ability, capacity, capability, potential the severed head still retains the faculty of feeling and thinking during several seconds
2. ability, power, skill, facility, talent, gift, capacity, bent, capability, readiness, knack, propensity, aptitude, dexterity, cleverness, adroitness, turn A faculty for self-preservation is necessary when you have friends like hers.
ability failing, weakness, inability, shortcoming, weak point, unskilfulness
3. department, school, discipline, profession, branch of learning the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
4. teaching staff, staff, teachers, professors, lecturers (chiefly U.S.) The faculty agreed on a change in the requirements
plural noun
1. powers, reason, senses, intelligence, wits, capabilities, mental abilities, physical abilities He was drunk and not in control of his faculties.

faculty

noun
1. An innate capability:
2. Physical, mental, financial, or legal power to perform:
3. Conferred power:
Translations
قُدْرَه، قُوَّهكُلِّيَّـهمَقْدِرَه، مَهارَهمَلَكَه، اسْتِعْداد طَبيعي
fakultaschopnosttalent
anlægevnefakultetsans
fakultás
deildhæfileikihæfileiki, gáfa
fakultetasgamtos dovanamokėjimas
fakultāteprasmespēja
doğal yetenekfakülteyetenekzihinsel yetenek

faculty

[ˈfækəltɪ] N
1. (= power of body, mind) → facultad f
to have or be in possession of all one's facultiesestar en pleno uso de sus facultades
2. (= ability) → aptitud f, facilidad f
to have a faculty for sth/doing sthtener aptitud or facilidad para algo/hacer algo
3. (Univ) → facultad f (esp US) (Univ) (= teaching staff) → profesorado m (de facultad or universidad)

faculty

[ˈfækəlti] n
(= physical or mental ability) → faculté f
critical faculties → sens m critique
the faculty of hearing → la faculté auditive, l'ouïe f
(British) (= group of university departments) → faculté f
medical faculty, faculty of medicine → faculté f de médecine
(British) (= staff of university departments) → corps m enseignant
(US) (= teaching staff of university) → corps m enseignant

faculty

n
(= power of mind)Vermögen nt, → Fähigkeit f, → Kraft f; (= ability, aptitude)Begabung f, → Talent nt; mental facultiesgeistige Fähigkeiten pl, → Geisteskräfte pl; faculty of reasonVernunft f; faculty of hearing/sightHör-/Sehvermögen nt; to be in (full) possession of (all) one’s facultiesim Vollbesitz seiner Kräfte sein; to have a faculty for doing somethingein Talent dafür haben, etw zu tun
(Univ) → Fakultät f; the medical faculty, the faculty of medicinedie medizinische Fakultät; the Faculty (= staff)der Lehrkörper
(Eccl) → Vollmacht f

faculty

[ˈfækltɪ] nfacoltà f inv (Am) (teaching staff) → corpo insegnante

faculty

(ˈfӕkəlti) plural ˈfaculties noun
1. a power of the mind. the faculty of reason.
2. a natural power of the body. the faculty of hearing.
3. ability or skill. She has a faculty for saying the right thing.
4. (often with capital) a section of a university. the Faculty of Arts/Science.

fac·ul·ty

n. facultad.
1. cuerpo facultativo;
2. aptitud o habilidad para llevar a cabo funciones normales.

faculty

n (pl -ties) facultad f
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In speaking of a faculty I think only of its sphere and its result; and that which has the same sphere and the same result I call the same faculty, but that which has another sphere and another result I call different.
Cross-examining the under-housemaid, the Dean of Faculty said:
Adam made up his mind that to test this faculty with regard to several places would be his first task.
Another main question in judging any book concerns the union which it shows: (1) of the Intellectual faculty, that which enables the author to understand and control his material and present it with directness and clearness; and (2) of the Emotion, which gives warmth, enthusiasm, and appealing human power.
Whether others,have this wonderful faculty of abstracting their ideas, they best can tell: for myself, I dare be confident I have it not.
I don't venture to doubt the sincerity of your compassion, though it comes rather late, but you seem to lack the faculty of observation.
In justice to young Halpin it should be said that while in him were pretty faithfully reproduced most of the mental and moral characteristics ascribed by history and family tradition to the famous Colonial bard, his succession to the gift and faculty divine was purely inferential.
Konstantin Levin regarded his brother as a man of immense intellect and culture, as generous in the highest sense of the word, and possessed of a special faculty for working for the public good.
Holgrave gazed at her, as he rolled up his manuscript, and recognized an incipient stage of that curious psychological condition which, as he had himself told Phoebe, he possessed more than an ordinary faculty of producing.
We say that that is capable of some particular faculty or possession has suffered privation when the faculty or possession in question is in no way present in that in which, and at the time at which, it should naturally be present.
One of Washington's most invaluable characteristics was the faculty of bringing order out of confusion.
He is an illustration of the period of culture in which the faculty of appreciation has obtained such a preponderance over that of production that the latter sinks into a kind of rank sterility, and the mental condition becomes analogous to that of a malarious bog.

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