What does facultative mean?

Definitions for facultativeˈfæk əlˌteɪ tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word facultative.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facultative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facultative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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Translations for facultative

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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