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English definition of “faculty”

faculty

noun (ABILITY)    /ˈfæk.əl.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
C1 [C usually plural] a natural ability to hear, see, think, move, etc.: Even at the age of 100, she still had all her faculties. Is he in command/possession of all his faculties (= can he still hear, speak, see, and think clearly)?Skill, talent and ability [C] a special ability to do a particular thing: She has a faculty for inspiring confidence in people. Studying has certainly sharpened my critical faculties (= taught me to think carefully about things using my judgment).Skill, talent and ability
(Definition of faculty noun (ABILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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