• IPA: /ˈfæ.kəl.ti/

faculty (plural faculties)

  1. (chiefly, US) The academic staff at schools, colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.
  2. A division of a university.
    She transferred from the Faculty of Science to the Faculty of Medicine.
  3. An ability, skill, or power, often plural.
    • I have used the notion of games so far as if it were familiar to most people. I think this is justified as everyone knows how to play some games. Accordingly, games serve admirably as models for the clarification of other, less well-understood, social-psychological phenomena. Yet the ability to follow rules, play games, and construct new games is a faculty not equally shared by all persons. […]
    He lived until he reached the age of 90 with most of his faculties intact.
  4. A power, authority or privilege conferred by a higher authority.
  5. (Church of England) A licence to make alterations to a church.
  6. The members of a profession.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: Kollegium, Lehrpersonal
  • Portuguese: docência
  • Russian: профессор
  • Spanish: cuerpo docente
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