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Definition of facility noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. facilities)
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  1. 1facilities [plural] buildings, services, equipment, etc. that are provided for a particular purpose sports/leisure facilities conference facilities shopping/banking/cooking facilities The hotel has special facilities for disabled people. All rooms have private facilities (= a private bathroom).
  2. 2[countable] a special feature of a machine, service, etc. that makes it possible to do something extra a bank account with an overdraft facility a facility for checking spelling This facility allows the user to input text in various forms onto the screen and thus create a true newspaper page.
  3. 3[countable] a place, usually including buildings, used for a particular purpose or activity the world's largest nuclear waste facility a new healthcare facility
  4. 4[singular, uncountable] facility (for something) a natural ability to learn or do something easily She has a facility for languages. He plays the piano with surprising facility.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: facility