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3 definitions found
 for Facility
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Facility \Fa*cil"i*ty\ (f[.a]*s[i^]l"[i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl.
     Facilities (f[.a]*s[i^]l"[i^]*t[i^]z). [L. facilitas, fr.
     facilis easy: cf. F. facilit['e]. See Facile.]
     1. The quality of being easily performed; freedom from
        difficulty; ease; as, the facility of an operation.
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              The facility with which government has been
              overturned in France.                 --Burke.
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     2. Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or
        use; dexterity; as, practice gives a wonderful facility in
        executing works of art.
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     3. Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; --
        usually in a bad sense; pliancy.
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              It is a great error to take facility for good
              nature.                               --L'Estrange.
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     4. Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.
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              Offers himself to the visits of a friend with
              facility.                             --South.
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     5. That which promotes the ease of any action or course of
        conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the
        plural; as, special facilities for study.
  
     Syn: Ease; expertness; readiness; dexterity; complaisance;
          condescension; affability.
  
     Usage: Facility, Expertness, Readiness. These words
            have in common the idea of performing any act with
            ease and promptitude. Facility supposes a natural or
            acquired power of dispatching a task with lightness
            and ease. Expertness is the kind of facility acquired
            by long practice. Readiness marks the promptitude with
            which anything is done. A merchant needs great
            facility in dispatching business; a banker, great
            expertness in casting accounts; both need great
            readiness in passing from one employment to another.
            "The facility which we get of doing things by a custom
            of doing, makes them often pass in us without our
            notice." --Locke. "The army was celebrated for the
            expertness and valor of the soldiers." "A readiness to
            obey the known will of God is the surest means to
            enlighten the mind in respect to duty."
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  facility
      n 1: a building or place that provides a particular service or
           is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is
           an enormous facility" [syn: facility, installation]
      2: skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his
         quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous
         for his facility as an archer" [syn: adeptness,
         adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness]
      3: a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great
         facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen
         [syn: facility, readiness]
      4: something designed and created to serve a particular function
         and to afford a particular convenience or service; "catering
         facilities"; "toilet facilities"; "educational facilities"
      5: a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers
         you; "a cell phone with internet facility"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  254 Moby Thesaurus words for "facility":
     WC, abandon, ability, ableness, accommodation, accouterments,
     adaptability, address, adeptness, adequacy, adroitness, advantage,
     agency, agreeability, agreeableness, aid, airmanship, alacrity,
     amenability, amenity, apparatus, appliance, appliances,
     appointments, appurtenance, appurtenances, aptitude, aptness,
     armament, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, atelier, barbershop,
     beauty parlor, beauty shop, bench, bendability, bent, biddability,
     bog, bravura, brightness, brilliance, butcher shop, caliber,
     capability, capableness, capacity, celerity, cleverness, comfort,
     command, company, competence, complex, compliableness, concern,
     control, convenience, conveniences, coordination, corporation,
     craft, craftsmanship, cunning, deftness, desk, dexterity,
     dexterousness, dextrousness, diplomacy, docility, drive,
     ductibility, ductility, duffel, ease, easiness, educability,
     efficacy, efficiency, effortlessness, elasticity, elegance, engine,
     enginery, equipage, equipment, establishment, expertise,
     expertness, extendibility, extensibility, facilities, faculty,
     fictility, finesse, firm, fitness, fitting, fittings, fixture,
     fixtures, flair, flexibility, flexility, flexuousness, flow,
     fluency, formativeness, furnishings, furniture, gear, genius, give,
     grace, gracefulness, grip, handiness, head, horsemanship, house,
     impedimenta, impressionability, ingeniousness, ingenuity,
     installation, installations, institution, intelligence, john, kit,
     know-how, lavatory, leaning, lightness, limberness, litheness,
     loft, loo, machine, machinery, malleability, marksmanship,
     masterfulness, mastership, mastery, materiel, mechanical aid,
     mechanical device, mechanism, moldability, motivation,
     motive power, motor, munition, munitions, organization, outfit,
     paraphernalia, parlor, plant, plasticity, pliability, pliancy,
     plumbing, poetry, poise, power plant, power source,
     practical ability, privy, proficiency, propensity, prowess,
     qualification, quickness, readiness, receptiveness, receptivity,
     resource, resourcefulness, responsiveness, rest room, rig, rigging,
     savoir-faire, savvy, seamanship, sensibility, sensitiveness,
     sequacity, servility, shop, skill, skillfulness, smoothness, speed,
     spontaneity, springiness, stock-in-trade, structure, studio, style,
     submissiveness, subservience, sufficiency, suppleness,
     susceptibility, sweatshop, swiftness, system, tackle, tact,
     tactfulness, talent, teachability, teachableness,
     technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill,
     technique, tensileness, tensility, the goods, the stuff, things,
     timing, toilet, tractability, tractility, trainableness, turn,
     unconstraint, utensils, utility, virtuosity, what it takes,
     willingness, willowiness, wit, wizardry, work site, work space,
     workbench, workhouse, working space, workmanship, workplace,
     workroom, workshop, worktable, yieldingness
  
  

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