Faculty meaning

făk'əl-tē
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.

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A power or privilege conferred by authority.
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The definition of a faculty is a power, ability or skill.

An example of a faculty is sight.

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Authorization granted by authority; conferred power.
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An occupation; a trade.
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An inherent power or ability.

The faculty of speech.

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The teachers and instructors of a school or college, or of one of its divisions, especially those considered permanent, full-time employees.
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One of the divisions of a college or university.

The faculty of law.

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All of the members of a learned profession.

The medical faculty.

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The power to do; ability to perform an action.
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Any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense.

The faculty of hearing, speech, etc.

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Power or ability to do some particular thing; special aptitude or skill.

A faculty for making friends.

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In Canada, a college or school of a university.
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All the teachers of a school, college, or university or of one of its departments or divisions.
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All the members of any of the learned professions.
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What a person is trained to do.
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Any of the powers of the mind, as will or reason.
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Authorization granted to a bishop, priest, etc. permitting the performance of certain acts or functions otherwise prohibited to him.
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The scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.
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A division of a university (e.g. a Faculty of Science or Faculty of Medicine).
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An ability, skill, or power, often plural.

He lived until he reached the age of 90 with most of his faculties intact.

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A talent or natural ability for something.

Has a wonderful faculty for storytelling.

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Origin of faculty

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.