facility[fə sil′ə tē]
- The definition of a facility is a building or room which was created to serve a specific purpose or is the ease of doing something.
- An example of a facility is a gym.
- An example of facility is the ability to accomplish many tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
This gym is a sports facility.
- ease of doing or making; absence of difficulty
- a ready ability; skill; dexterity; fluency
- the means by which something can be done: poor transportation facilities
- a building, special room, etc. that facilitates or makes possible some activity: a new facility for outpatient treatment
- Now Rare a tendency to be easygoing, yielding, etc.
Origin of facilityMiddle English and amp; Old French facilite ; from Classical Latin facilitas, easiness ; from facilis, facile
- a. Ease in moving, acting, or doing: “a soldier who was expected to be able to fell a tree &ellipsis; or build a bridge with equal facility” (Bruce I. Gudmundsson).b. An ability or talent; an aptitude: “He was a mediocre student who had a facility for absorbing details without curiosity” (Jhumpa Lahiri).
- often facilitiesa. A building, room, array of equipment, or a number of such things, designed to serve a particular function: hospitals and other health care facilities.b. Something that facilitates an action or process: The region has very poor transportation facilities.
- facilities Informal A restroom or public toilet.
- The fact of being easy, or easily done; absence of difficulty, simplicity. [from 16th c.]
- Dexterity of speech or action; skill, talent. [from 16th c.]
- The facility she shows in playing the violin is unrivalled.
- The physical means or contrivances to make something (especially a public service) possible; the required equipment, infrastructure, location etc. [from 19th c.]
- Transport facilities in Bangkok are not sufficient to prevent frequent traffic collapses during rush hour.
- (North America, in the plural) A toilet. [from 20th c.]
From Middle French facilité, and its source, Latin facilitās.