- The definition of a faculty is a power, ability or skill.
An example of a faculty is sight.
- Faculty is defined as all the members of a profession or the group of teachers at a specific educational organization.
- An example of a faculty are all the practicing doctors, the medical faculty.
- An example of a faculty is the group of teachers at a specific elementary school.
Sight is an example of a faculty.
- 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
Origin of facultyME < ML facultas, transl. of Aristotle's dynamis, branch of learning in Canada, a college or school of a university
- ☆ 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
- R.C.Ch. authorization granted to a bishop, priest, etc. permitting the performance of certain acts or functions otherwise prohibited to him
- Archaic what a person is trained to do
- any of the powers of the mind, as will or reason
Origin of facultyMiddle English and amp; Old French faculte ; from Classical Latin facultas ; from facilis: see facile
- 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.
- Authorization granted by authority; conferred power.
- Archaic An occupation; a trade.
Origin of facultyMiddle English faculte, from Old French, from Latin facultās, power, ability, from facilis, easy; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English faculte (“power, property”), from Old French faculte, from Latin facultas (“capability, ability, skill, abundance, plenty, stock, goods, properly, Medieval Latin also a body of teachers”), another form of facilitas (“easiness, facility, etc.”), from facul, another form of facilis (“easy, facile”); see facile.