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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
    The hotel has excellent leisure facilities.
    There are plans to improve toilet facilities at the station.
    Does the company offer any facilities for employees with young children?
    1. a.


      [plural] a polite way of sayingbathroomortoilet
      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. 3
    [countable] mainly American an area or building used for a particular purpose
    He works at the company’s manufacturing facility in Texas.
  4. 4
    [singular/uncountable] formal a natural ability to do something well
    He has a facility for languages.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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