faculty: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fak'ul-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
- an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action: a faculty for making friends easily.
- one of the powers of the mind, as memory, reason, or speech: Though very sick, he is in full possession of all his faculties.
- an inherent capability of the body: the faculties of sight and hearing.
- exceptional ability or aptitude: a president with a faculty for management.
- the entire teaching and administrative force of a university, college, or school.
- one of the departments of learning, as theology, medicine, or law, in a university.
- the teaching body, sometimes with the students, in any of these departments.
- the members of a learned profession: the medical faculty.
- a power or privilege conferred by the state, a superior, etc.: The police were given the faculty to search the building.
- a dispensation, license, or authorization.
- faculty (Thesaurus)