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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun facility:


Facility is a member of the word family facilitate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun facility

What does facility mean as a name of something?

Facility is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: facilities

  1. a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
  2. skillful performance or ability without difficulty
  3. a natural effortlessness
    • example: they conversed with great facility
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of facility: readiness
    • more generic word: effortlessness = the quality of requiring little effort
  4. something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
  5. a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you
    • example: a cell phone with internet facility
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: service = work done by one person or group that benefits another

Alternative definition of the noun facility


  1. Ease in learning or in doing something; proficiency
  2. An installation, contrivance, or other thing which facilitates something; a place for doing something.


  1. The facility that this course is a part of.
  2. Facility: A facility used by this team for training purposes.

Phrases with Facility

  1. N-Facility
  2. penal facility
  3. health facility
  4. toilet facility
  5. docking facility
  6. athletic facility
  7. research facility
  8. cafeteria facility
  9. healthcare facility
  10. recreation facility
  11. wind energy facility
  12. Correctional Facility
  13. recreational facility
  14. extended care facility
  15. Materials recovery facility

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Facility

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Google previewL.S.A., List of C.F.R. Sections Affected (2003)

New facility means any building, structure, facility. or installation that meets the definition of a “new source” or “new...

Google previewCloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling (2015)

A Complete Guide To Planning, Designing and Building a Cloud Data Center by Caesar Wu, Rajkumar Buyya

The data center facility is the first layer of cloud computing. Sometime, it is also called Data Center as a Service. It can be considered the foundation of the cloud cost model. It consists of five basic components. We can formulate it as a “312” ...

Google previewWireless Telecommunications FAQs (2000)

by Clint Smith

An OC-12 facility is the equivalent of 4 OC-3s, 12 DS-3s or rather 336 DS-ls. The service relies on fiber-optic cable, which is better than copper wire in its performance and reliability. In addition, the use of fiber-optic cable enables the system ...

Google previewHigh Performance Computing and Applications (2010)

Second International Conference, HPCA 2009, Shanghai, China, August 10-12, 2009, Revised Selected Papers by Wu Zhang, Zhangxin Chen, Craig C. Douglas, Weiqin Tong

A facility is an object that has a location in Loc. We classify the facilities into two categories...

A facility is a transportation facility if its location depends on not only demand objects but also static facilities. It is used to connect static facilities with ...

Google previewFighting Hurt (2016)

Rule and Exception in Torture and War by Henry Shue

The first question once again, as in the case of Able, is whether the Baker dual- use facility is a military objective that may permissibly be attacked. Plainly it is, because the gas-fired plant, ex hypothesi, makes an effective contribution to military ...

Google previewThe Biomedical Quality Auditor Handbook, Second Edition (2012)

by ASQ Biomedical Division

Outpatient treatment facility means a distinct entity that operates for the primary purpose of providing nonsurgical therapeutic (medical, occupational, or physical) care on an outpatient basis or in a home health care setting. Outpatient treatment ...

Google previewRegional and Urban GIS (2010)

A Decision Support Approach by Timothy L. Nyerges, Piotr Jankowski

For example, a wastewater treatment facility is a community improvement project, but the process of siting such a project, as presented...

The wastewater treatment facility is an infrastructure project as part of a capital improvement program.

Google previewNuclear Imaging in Drug Discovery, Development, and Approval (2012)


HEAT REMOVAL FROM THE ACCELERATOR AND TARGETS One aspect of accelerator operations which is sometimes overlooked in the planning of the facility is the cooling of the accelerator, power supplies and targetry. There must be a ...

Google previewThe IACUC Handbook, Second Edition (2006)

by Jerald Silverman, Mark A. Suckow, Sreekant Murthy

A housing facility is any land, premise, shed, barn, building, trailer, or other structure housing or intended to house...

The author's working definition of an animal facility is an integrated concept that is inclusive of the many programmatic ...

Google previewJoint Committee on Taxation's General Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in the 109th Congress (2007)

Blue Book by United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Taxation

A qualifying advanced nuclear facility is an advanced nuclear facility for which the taxpayer has received an allocation of megawatt capacity from the Secretary and is placed in service before January 1, 2021. The taxpayer may only claim ...

Google previewEngineering a Negotiating Strategy (2017)

A Case Study by Stuart Sabol

facility is a complex process between two inter-dependent parties forming a close long-term ...

Google previewCareer Discovery Encyclopedia (2009)

by Ferguson

Sports facility designers specialize in the planning, design, and construction of facilities used for sporting and other public events. They have two main responsibilities. The first is to design a building that will satisfy both the client and the fans.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the IMF (2000)

by Norman K. Humphreys

been able to support by making finance available to members under the buffer stock financing facility (q.v.) established in 1969. As regards compensatory financing, the Fund's facility to offset shortfalls in export earnings was established as ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

FACILITY: A licensed, certified, or accredited facility that provides inpatient and outpatient services. Examples of facilities are hospitals, nursing facilities, and ambulatory surgical facilities. FACILITY CHARGE: Service fee submitted for payment ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

ammunition, and explosives AAEC aeromedical evacuation control team AAFES Army and Air Force Exchange Service AAFIF automated air facility information file AAFS amphibious assault fuel system AAFSF amphibious assault fuel supply ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Algorithms (2008)

by Ming-Yang Kao

Research, Santa Clara, CA, USA Keywords and Synonyms Plant location; Warehouse location Problem Definition Facility location problems concern situations where a planner needs to determine the location of facilities intended to serve a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Security Management (1993)

Techniques and Technology by John Fay

A firm cannot apply for its own facility ...

Google previewNetwork Dictionary (2007)

by Javvin Www Networkdictionary Com, Jielin Dong

FAA Telecom See Facility Accepted. FACCH Wireless See Fast Associated Control Channel. Faceplate Hardware Faceplate is the plate installed over a switch or receptacle. The plate also covers the wall opening and thus protects the wiring.

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

Advanced Technology Innovation Center Executive-Level Briefing and Demonstration Facility, Technology Assessment and Technology Insertion, Computer Training Facility, Joint Medical Testing Center—The ATIC provides a full range of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Medicine (2010)

by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.

The head strength coach is responsible for all exercises that are implemented to improve the strength and conditioning of the athletes and all other facets of the facility. Some of those facets include, but are not limited to, scheduling the ...

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Quotes about Facility

We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it. (Mark Twain)
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Scrabble value of F4A1C3I1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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