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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  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. An SDSU spokesperson:

    As a public institution, we do not and can not regulate the private speech of students, faculty or staff, however, that should not imply the university’s endorsement of any particular viewpoint.

  2. Lynn Dickinson:

    The Board of Trustees of the Vermont State College System (VSCS) approved a motion to support and adopt the Anti-Racism pledge proposed by the Student Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, as recommended by the Board's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, the pledge is voluntary for VSCS Board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and students, and asks our community members to foster safe, diverse, and inclusive campuses for all people who are part of, and interact with, the VSCS.

  3. Taskina Bhuiyan:

    Students are nervous, we are even more nervous since ASU is not providing us with anymore updates. I understand that they do not want to cause a panic amongst the students and faculty. However, they need to let us know the severity of the situation because most students are still not taking this matter as seriously as they should be.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Indeed, life starts with the hope and faculty of dreams and desires; consequently, fear and worries occupy mind-strength, which prevail if one fails, to overcome that.

  5. Michael Burke:

    If faculty or advisors are inadvertently outing someone by using a name or pronoun that doesn't reflect their authentic self, that is a problem.

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