Faculty - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfæklti|  American pronunciation of the word faculty
Brit.  |ˈfak(ə)lti|  British pronunciation of the word faculty


- one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind (syn: module)
- the body of teachers and administrators at a school (syn: staff)


She's a member of the Harvard faculty.

The school hired more faculty.

a meeting with students and faculty

She has a faculty for making friends.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Both faculty and students oppose the measures.

She had a great faculty for absorbing information.

Most of the faculty members at this college are doctors in their fields.

The college faculty can be pretty clannish, so it's difficult to be an outsider there.

She plans to endow a faculty position at the university.

The faculty for myth is innate in the human race.

The front row is reserved for faculty.

...sometimes the rigidity of the headmaster's discipline was deemed excessive by even much of the faculty...

I have the faculty of abstraction to a wonderful degree.

He had the happy faculty of wiping his mind clear of harassing thoughts.

Word forms

singular: faculty
plural: faculties
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