Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Ease in moving, acting, or doing; aptitude: "an extreme facility in acquiring new dialects” ( W.H. Hudson).
  • n. Readiness to be persuaded; pliability.
  • n. Something that facilitates an action or process. Often used in the plural. See Synonyms at amenity.
  • n. Something created to serve a particular function: hospitals and other health care facilities.
  • n. Informal A restroom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease.
  • n. Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or use; dexterity.
  • n. Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; -- usually in a bad sense; pliancy.
  • n. Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.
  • n. That which promotes the ease of any action or course of conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being easily done or performed; freedom from difficulty; ease: as, the facility of an operation.
  • n. Ease in doing or performance; readiness proceeding from skill or practice; dexterity: as, he performed the work with great facility.
  • n. Easiness to be moved or persuaded; readiness of compliance; pliancy; specifically, in Scots law, a degree of mental weakness short of idiocy, but justifying legal intervention.
  • n. Easiness of access; complaisance; affability; urbanity.
  • n. The means by which the performance of anything is rendered more easy; convenience; assistance; advantage: usually in the plural: as, facilities for traveling or for study.
  • n. Expertness, Knack, etc. (see readiness), ability, quickness.
  • n. Civility.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a natural effortlessness
  • n. a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
  • n. skillful performance or ability without difficulty
  • n. something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
  • n. a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you

Etymologies

From Middle French facilité, and its source, Latin facilitās. (Wiktionary)

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  • Its main facility is a state-of-the-art industrial plant just off the airport strip in Londonderry, N.H., where it handles milk from other farms.

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  • Loans made under the term facility and the revolving facility will bear interest, at

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  • Loans made under the term facility and the revolving facility will generally bear interest at a rate based on LIBOR (which will, with respect to the term loan B facility, be subject to a floor of 1.50%) plus a margin.

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  • Under the term facility, Amegy will make individual term loans for new Company store development over the next year.

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  • On April 7, 2008, the Partnership entered into an interest rate swap agreement, which fixed the variable portion of the term facility's interest at 3. 29%, which when added to the 1% stamp fee, results in an annual interest rate of 4. 29%, excluding legal and associated costs, over the term of the facility.

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