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English definition of “facility”

facility

noun uk   /fəˈsɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/

facility noun (BUILDING)

B1 [C] a place, especially including buildings, where a particular activity happens: a nuclear research facility a military facility a new sports facility facilities B1 [plural] the buildings, equipment, and services provided for a particular purpose: shopping facilities medical facilities sports facilities

facility noun (ABILITY)

B2 [C or U] an ability, feature, or quality: His facility for languages is astonishing. a phone with a memory facility
(Definition of facility from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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