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fac·ul·ty / ˈfakəltē/ • n. (pl. -ties) 1. an inherent mental or physical power: critical faculties. ∎  an aptitude or talent for doing something: the author's faculty for philosophical analysis.2. the teaching staff of a university or college, or of one of its departments or divisions, viewed as a body. ∎  a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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faculty ability, capacity; †branch of knowledge (from medL. facultas); department of learning XIV; power, licence XVI. — (O)F. faculté — L. facultās, f. facilis FACILE; see -TY2.

Faculty

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Faculty

members of a particular profession regarded as a body; a group of persons entrusted with the government and tuition in a college or university.

Examples: faculty of advocates, 1711; of physicians and surgeons, 1511.