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facultynoun [C]

 us   /ˈfæk·əl·ti/

faculty noun [C] (COLLEGE TEACHERS)

the ​people who ​teach in a ​college or ​university, or in a ​department of a ​college or ​university

faculty noun [C] (ABILITY)

any ​naturalability, such as ​hearing, ​seeing, or ​thinking: Even though she is 102, she still has all of her faculties.
(Definition of faculty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   /ˈfæk.əl.ti/  us   /-t̬i/

faculty noun (ABILITY)

C1 [C usually plural] a ​naturalability 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 ​thinkclearly)? [C] a ​specialability to do a ​particular thing: She has a faculty forinspiringconfidence in ​people. Studying has ​certainly sharpened my critical faculties (= ​taught me to ​thinkcarefully about things using my ​judgment).
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faculty noun (IN A COLLEGE)

C1 [C] a ​group of ​departments in a ​college that ​specialize in a ​particularsubject or ​group of ​subjects: the Psychology/Law FacultyUK the Faculty of ScienceB2 [C or S] US the ​people who ​teach in a ​department in a ​college: He has been a faculty memberat the ​college for 20 ​years.
(Definition of faculty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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