What does faculty mean?

Definitions for faculty
ˈfæk əl tifac·ul·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faculty, mental faculty, modulenoun

    one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

  2. staff, facultynoun

    the body of teachers and administrators at a school

    "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"

Wiktionary

  1. facultynoun

    The scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.

    Etymology: From faculte, from faculte, from facultas, another form of facilitas, from facul, another form of facilis; see facile.

  2. facultynoun

    A division of a university (e.g. a Faculty of Science or Faculty of Medicine).

    Etymology: From faculte, from faculte, from facultas, another form of facilitas, from facul, another form of facilis; see facile.

  3. facultynoun

    An ability, skill, or power.

    He lived until he reached the age of 90 with most of his faculties intact.

    Etymology: From faculte, from faculte, from facultas, another form of facilitas, from facul, another form of facilis; see facile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facultynoun

    ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function; especially, an original mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity; psychical or soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of soul activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul

  2. Facultynoun

    special mental endowment; characteristic knack

  3. Facultynoun

    power; prerogative or attribute of office

  4. Facultynoun

    privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation

  5. Facultynoun

    a body of a men to whom any specific right or privilege is granted; formerly, the graduates in any of the four departments of a university or college (Philosophy, Law, Medicine, or Theology), to whom was granted the right of teaching (profitendi or docendi) in the department in which they had studied; at present, the members of a profession itself; as, the medical faculty; the legal faculty, ect

  6. Facultynoun

    the body of person to whom are intrusted the government and instruction of a college or university, or of one of its departments; the president, professors, and tutors in a college

Freebase

  1. Faculty

    A faculty is a division within a university comprising one subject area, or a number of related subject areas. In American usage such divisions are generally referred to as colleges or schools, but may also mix terminology. The medieval University of Paris, which served as a model for most of the later medieval universities in Europe, had four faculties: the Faculties of Theology, Law, Medicine, and finally the Faculty of Arts, from which every student had to graduate in order to continue his training in one of the other three, sometimes known as the higher faculties. The privilege to establish these four faculties was usually part of all medieval charters for universities, but not every university could do so in practice. The Faculty of Arts took its name from the seven liberal arts: the trivium and the quadrivium. In German, Scandinavian, Slavic and other universities, the name for this faculty would more often literally translate as 'faculty of philosophy'. The degree of Magister Artium derives its name from the Faculty of Arts, while the degree of Doctor of Philosophy originates within German education and derives its name from the German name of the Arts faculty.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Faculty

    fak′ul-ti, n. facility or power to act: any particular ability or aptitude: an original power of the mind: any physical capability or function: personal quality or endowment: right, authority, or privilege to act: license: a department of learning at a university, or the professors constituting it: the members of a profession: executive ability.—adj. Fac′ultātive, optional: of or pertaining to a faculty.—Court of Faculties, a court established by Henry VIII., whereby authority is given to the Archbishop of Canterbury to grant dispensations and faculties. [Fr.,—L. facultatemfacilis, easy.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Faculty

    The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.

Editors Contribution

  1. faculty

    An ability, skill or power.

    We all have various faculties which we can relate to e.g. memory, thought, imagination etc,

    Submitted by MaryC on December 31, 2019  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'faculty' in Nouns Frequency: #2122

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faculty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faculty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of faculty in a Sentence

  1. Missouri State University:

    When students, staff and/or faculty conduct research at Missouri State University that involves human participants, they are required to submit an application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

  2. Drexel University:

    Drexel vigorously supports the right of its faculty members and students to freely express their opinions in the course of academic debate and discussion.

  3. Superintendent Greg Wiles:

    We will be taking appropriate action within this modified opening to help keep our faculty, staff, students and families safe.

  4. William McRaven:

    I have significant concerns about how the law will affect our ability to recruit and retain faculty members and students, if problems develop, we will work to understand the causes and make adjustments to the policies, rules, and practices, consistent with the law.

  5. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park:

    If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

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