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Definition of "facility" []

  • Ease in moving, acting, or doing; aptitude: "an extreme facility in acquiring new dialects” ( W.H. Hudson). (noun)
  • Readiness to be persuaded; pliability. (noun)
  • Something that facilitates an action or process. Often used in the plural. See Synonyms at amenity. (noun)
  • Something created to serve a particular function: hospitals and other health care facilities. (noun)
  • Informal A restroom. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "facility" in a sentence
  • "Did you say that you expect to refile your term facility before the July 2012 expiration of the revolver?"
  • "We've also made significant progress on a term facility which when put in place will allow us to continue our core debt origination business in a way that will be accretive to NorthStar."
  • "Its main facility is a state-of-the-art industrial plant just off the airport strip in Londonderry, N.H., where it handles milk from other farms."