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Topic: COLLEGE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: faculté, from Latin facultas 'ability'

faculty

noun
     
fac‧ul‧ty plural faculties
1 [countable]SEC a department or group of related departments within a university
faculty of
the Faculty of Law
the Engineering Faculty
2SEC [uncountable and countable] American English all the teachers in a university:
Both faculty and students oppose the measures.
3 [countable usually plural] a natural ability, such as the ability to see, hear, or think clearly:
the patient's mental faculties
in full possession of all your faculties (=able to see, hear, think etc in the normal way)
faculty of
the faculty of sight
4 [countable] formal a particular skill that someone has
faculty for
She had a great faculty for absorbing information.
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