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FACILITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does facility mean? 

FACILITY (noun)
  The noun FACILITY has 5 senses:

1. a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
2. skillful performance or ability without difficulty
3. a natural effortlessness
4. something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
5. a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you

  Familiarity information: FACILITY used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


FACILITY (noun)


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Meaning:

A building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

facility; installation

Context example:

the assembly plant is an enormous facility

Hypernyms ("facility" is a kind of...):

artefact; artifact (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "facility"):

military installation (any facility servicing military forces)

grid; power grid; power system (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)

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)

transit; transportation; transportation system (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)

water; water supply; water system (a facility that provides a source of water)

menagerie; zoo; zoological garden (the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition)

gas system (facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service)

airfield; field; flying field; landing 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)

deposit; depositary; depository; repository (a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping)

drive-in (any installation designed to accommodate patrons in their automobiles)

assembly; forum; meeting place (a public facility to meet for open discussion)


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Meaning:

Skillful performance or ability without difficulty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

adeptness; adroitness; deftness; quickness; facility

Context examples:

his quick adeptness was a product of good design / he was famous for his facility as an archer

Hypernyms ("facility" is a kind of...):

skillfulness (the state of being cognitively skillful)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "facility"):

touch (deftness in handling matters)

dexterity; manual dexterity; sleight (adroitness in using the hands)


Sense 3facility [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A natural effortlessness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

facility; readiness

Context examples:

they conversed with great facility / a happy readiness of conversation

Hypernyms ("facility" is a kind of...):

effortlessness (the quality of requiring little effort)


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Meaning:

Something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

catering facilities / toilet facilities / educational facilities

Hypernyms ("facility" is a kind of...):

artefact; artifact (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "facility"):

comfort station; convenience; public convenience; public lavatory; public toilet; restroom; toilet facility; wash room (a toilet that is available to the public)


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Meaning:

A service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

a cell phone with internet facility

Hypernyms ("facility" is a kind of...):

service (work done by one person or group that benefits another)


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