Meaning of “facility” in the English Dictionary

"facility" in English

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uk /fəˈsɪl.ə.ti/ us /fəˈsɪl.ə.t̬i/

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

"facility" in American English

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us /fəˈsɪl·ɪ·t̬i/

facility noun (ABILITY)

[ U ] an ability or skill at doing something:

His facility for memorizing dates was astonishing.

facility noun (PLACE)

[ C ] something such as a place, building, or equipment used for a particular purpose or activity:

The new sports facility has a swimming pool.

(Definition of “facility” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"facility" in Business English

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uk /fəˈsɪləti/ us

[ plural ] equipment, rooms, etc. that are provided for people to use:

The community center 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 borrow money from a bank or other financial institution for an agreed period 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 special feature 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)