Definition of Faculty in English :

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Faculty meaning in English

Meaning of Faculty in English

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1. faculty, mental faculty, module

one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

2. faculty, staff

the body of teachers and administrators at a school

Example Sentences:
'the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -ties
one of the inherent powers of the mind or body, such as reason, memory, sight, or hearing
any ability or power, whether acquired or inherent
a conferred power or right
a department within a university or college devoted to a particular branch of knowledge
the staff of such a department
c. mainly US and Canadian
all the teaching staff at a university, college, school, etc
all members of a learned profession
6. archaic

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nounWord forms: plural ˈfaculties
1.  Obsolete
the power to do; ability to perform an action
any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense
the faculty of hearing, speech, etc.
power or ability to do some particular thing; special aptitude or skill
a faculty for making friends
in Canada, a college or school of a university
5.  US
all the teachers of a school, college, or university or of one of its departments or divisions
all the members of any of the learned professions
a power or privilege conferred by authority
b.  [usually pl.]; Roman Catholic Church
authorization granted to a bishop, priest, etc. permitting the performance of certain acts or functions otherwise prohibited to him
8.  Archaic
what a person is trained to do
any of the powers of the mind, as will or reason

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of faculty
n. pl. fac·ul·ties
a. An inherent power or ability: the faculty of speech.
b. A talent or natural ability for something: has a wonderful faculty for storytelling.
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.

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