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noun faculty pronunciation in British English /ˈfæk(ə)lti/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a department or group of departments in a university
    the Faculty of Medicine
    the Law Faculty
  2. 2
    [uncountable] American all the teachers in a university, college, or school
    a meeting for students, faculty, and administrators
  3. 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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