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Meaning of “facility” in the English Dictionary

"facility" in British English

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facilitynoun

uk   /fəˈsɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
  • facility noun (BUILDING)

B1 [C] a ​place, ​especiallyincludingbuildings, where a ​particularactivityhappens: a ​nuclearresearch facility a ​military facility a new ​sports facilityfacilities B1 [plural] the ​buildings, ​equipment, and ​servicesprovided for a ​particularpurpose: shopping facilities medical facilities sports facilities

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(Definition of facility from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"facility" in American English

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facilitynoun

 us   /fəˈsɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
  • facility noun (ABILITY)

[U] an ​ability or ​skill at doing something: His facility for ​memorizingdates was ​astonishing.
  • facility noun (PLACE)

[C] something such as a ​place, ​building, or ​equipment used for a ​particularpurpose or ​activity: The new ​sports facility has a ​swimmingpool.
(Definition of facility from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"facility" in Business English

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facilitynoun

uk   us   /fəˈsɪləti/
facilities [plural] equipment, ​rooms, etc. that are ​provided for ​people to use: The ​communitycenter has some of the newest ​equipment and best facilities in town. Are non-members ​allowed to use the facilities? recreational/sports/​leisure facilities bathroom/washing/toilet facilities
[C] a ​building or ​area that is used for a particular ​activity or ​purpose: The ​company is ​building a $4m ​training facility in Oakland. She ​works as a chaplain in a juvenile detention facility.
[C] FINANCE, BANKING an ​arrangement that ​lets someone ​borrowmoney from a ​bank or other ​financialinstitution for an ​agreedperiod of ​time or up to a particular ​amount: a borrowing/overdraft/credit facility Do you have an ​overdraft facility on your ​account? The ​company has ​secured a $2m ​debt facility from another ​bank.
[C] a ​specialfeature on a ​machine, ​computer, ​piece of ​software, etc. that ​enables you to do something: Another useful facility of the ​software is an ​embedded dictionary.
(Definition of facility from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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