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Facility: Learner’s Word of the Day

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Learner’s Word of the Day
 
April 11

 
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A patient arriving at an emergency medical facility
 
facility   Audio Pronunciation
/fəˈsɪləti/  
noun
 
1 a [count] : something (such as a building or large piece of equipment) that is built for a specific purpose
a large manufacturing facility
a new sewage-treatment facility
The injured child was rushed to a medical facility. [=a hospital]
a correctional facility [=a prison]
1 b [count] : something that makes an action, operation, or activity easier — usually plural
The resort offers a wide range of facilities for young and old alike.
1 c facilities [plural] informal : BATHROOM
The facilities are at the end of the corridor.
2 : skill and ease in doing something
[singular]
He had a great facility for writing.
[noncount]
He had great facility with words.
She handled the crisis with facility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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