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Meaning of facility

fa•cil•i•ty

Pronunciation: (fu-sil'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. Often, transportation facilities; educational facilities; a new research facility.
    1. something designed, built, installed, etc., to serve a specific function affording a convenience or service:transportation facilities; educational facilities; a new research facility.
    2. something that permits the easier performance of an action, course of conduct, etc.:to provide someone with every facility for accomplishing a task; to lack facilities for handling bulk mail.
  2. readiness or ease due to skill, aptitude, or practice; dexterity: to compose with great facility.
  3. ready compliance: Her facility in organizing and directing made her an excellent supervisor.
  4. an easy-flowing manner: facility of style.
  5. the quality of being easily or conveniently done or performed.
  6. Often,a rest room, esp. one for use by the public, as in a theater or restaurant.
  7. freedom from difficulty, controversy, misunderstanding, etc.: facility of understanding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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