Definitions for facultativeˈfæk əlˌteɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. facultative(adj)

    of or relating to the mental faculties

  2. facultative(adj)

    able to exist under more than one set of conditions

    "a facultative parasite can exist as a parasite or a saprophyte"

  3. facultative(adj)

    granting a privilege or permission or power to do or not do something

    "a facultative enactment"

  4. facultative(adj)

    not compulsory

    "facultative courses in the sciences"

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  1. facultative(Adjective)

    Of or relating to faculty, especially to mental faculty

  2. facultative(Adjective)

    Not obligate; optional, discretionary or elective

  3. facultative(Adjective)

    That grants permission or power to do something

  4. facultative(Adjective)

    Able to grow in or outside of a host or host cell

Translations for facultative

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  • факултативен, незадължителенBulgarian
  • optional, freigestellt, fähig, fakultativGerman
  • vapaaehtoinen, kyvykkyys, fakultatiivinen, myöntävä, kyky, salliva, valinnainenFinnish
  • facultatifFrench
  • facultatiefDutch
  • ihtiyarî, istemli, kabiliyetli, yetenekli, isteğe bağlı, seçmeliTurkish

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