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noun facility pronunciation in British English /fəˈsɪləti/
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually plural] something such as a room or piece of equipment that is provided at a place for people to use

    There are plans to improve toilet facilities at the station.

    1. a.


      [plural] a polite way of sayingbathroom’ or ‘toilet

      All the rooms have private facilities.

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  2. 2
    [countable] a special feature of a particular tool, system etc

    Do you have an overdraft facility at your bank?

    have the facility to do something:

    The software has the facility to produce high-quality graphics displays.

  3. 4
    [singular/uncountable] formal a natural ability to do something well

    He has a facility for languages.



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