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noun faculty pronunciation in American English /ˈfæk(ə)lti/
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singularfaculty
pluralfaculties
  1. 2
    [uncountable] American all the teachers in a university, college, or school

    a meeting for students, faculty, and administrators

  2. 3
    [countable] [often plural] a natural physical or mental ability that most people have
    faculty of:

    the faculty of speech

    mental faculties (=the ability to think clearly):

    He had not lost his mental faculties.

    critical faculties (=the ability to make judgments about things):

    For the moment her critical faculties seemed to have deserted her.

    be in full possession of your faculties (=have all the normal mental and physical abilities):

    Mrs. Findlay was in full possession of all her faculties.

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