Definition of facility in English:

facility

Line breaks: fa¦cil|ity
Pronunciation: /fəˈsɪlɪti
 
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noun (plural facilities)

  • 1A place, amenity, or piece of equipment provided for a particular purpose: cooking facilities facilities for car parking a manufacturing facility
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    • There are also disabled toilets at the Washburn Valley reservoir, as well as car parking and picnic facilities.
    • Passengers would have a choice of airlines, terminal facilities and car parks.
    • As well as a second operating theatre, the unit needs more ward space and more facilities to hold clinics and carry out research.
    Synonyms
    provision, space, means, solution, potential, prerequisite, equipmentamenity, resource, service, advantage, convenience, benefitestablishment, centre, installation, place, depot, station, location, premises, site, post, base, camp
    informal joint, outfit, set-up
  • 1.1A special feature of a service or machine, which offers the opportunity to do or benefit from something: an overdraft facility
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    • Later this year we'll launch a facility offering flexible benefits, so that our client's employees can optimise the package their employer provides in line with their lifestyles.
    • The revamped site also demonstrates the full breadth of Eddisons' service by offering the facility to search online for plant and machinery.
    • The developer will also offer a full facilities management service.
    Synonyms
    possibility, opportunity, feature

Origin

early 16th century (denoting the means or unimpeded opportunity for doing something): from French facilité or Latin facilitas, from facilis 'easy' (see facile).

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