What does faculty mean?

Definitions for faculty
ˈfæk əl tifac·ul·ty

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faculty, mental faculty, module(noun)

    one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

  2. staff, faculty(noun)

    the body of teachers and administrators at a school

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

Wiktionary

  1. faculty(Noun)

    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. faculty(Noun)

    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. faculty(Noun)

    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. Faculty(noun)

    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. Faculty(noun)

    special mental endowment; characteristic knack

  3. Faculty(noun)

    power; prerogative or attribute of office

  4. Faculty(noun)

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

  5. Faculty(noun)

    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. Faculty(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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. Ben Chang:

    Princeton University contested the OFCCP's allegation because Princeton University was based on a flawed statistical model that grouped all full professors together regardless of department and thus bore no resemblance to how Princeton University actually hires, evaluates, and compensates Princeton University faculty.

  2. Dori Hutchinson:

    Faculty and staff often don't know what to do and they feel like, 'Well is it my job to be interfering, observing or commenting on someone's distress?' and I feel quite strongly that it is, we can care about the students in our classroom. We can say, 'I notice that you can't keep your eyes open in class, now what's going on? I'm worried about you,' or 'You haven't been in class,' or 'You seem really distracted' and then letting students know there are resources on campus for them to use.

  3. The Missourian:

    But my intention was to, like other faculty and staff, to support a student group that was expressing that they had been excluded from MU, the MU community.

  4. Stephen Covey:

    Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.

  5. Author Rachel Swaby:

    Until that time, Harvard didn't take on women faculty, so when it did, it was a big scandal, she wasn't allowed to use the faculty lounge or to walk in commencement. But she got a warm welcome otherwise.

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