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faculty

 [fak´ul-te]
1. a normal power or function, especially of the mind.
2. the teaching staff of an institute of learning.

fac·ul·ty

(fak'ŭl-tē),
A natural or specialized power of a living organism.

faculty

/fac·ul·ty/ (fak´il-te)
1. a normal power or function, especially of the mind.
2. the teaching staff of an institution of learning.

faculty

[fak′əltē]
Etymology: L, facultas, capability
1 any normal physiological function or natural ability of a living organism, such as the digestive faculty or the ability to perceive and distinguish sensory stimuli.
2 an ability to do something specific, such as learn languages or remember names.
3 any mental ability or power, such as memory or thought.
4 a department in an institution of learning or the people who teach in a department of such an institution.

faculty

1. A group of similarly trained or educated individuals. See Clinical faculty.
2. A power or ability.

fac·ul·ty

(fak'ŭl-tē)
1. A natural or specialized power of a living organism.
2. Academic staff in a teaching facility.
[L. facultas, power]

fac·ul·ty

(fak'ŭl-tē)
A natural or specialized power of a living organism.

faculty,

n 1. a normal physiologic function or natural ability of a living organism.
2. an ability to do something specific, such as learn languages or to perceive and distinguish sensory stimuli.
3. a mental ability or power.
4. the group of people who teach within an institution of learning.

faculty

1. a normal power or function, especially of the human mind.
2. the teaching staff and the facilities of an institute of learning, especially a university department.

faculty in the field
members of the veterinary profession who are formally associated with the university faculty so that they participate in the instruction of undergraduates who see practice with them. This supplements the somewhat narrower education provided by the university teaching hospital.
References in classic literature ?
Certainly knowledge is a faculty, and the mightiest of all faculties.
Nay, he replied, that has been already disproven; if difference in faculty implies difference in the sphere or subject matter, and if, as we were saying, opinion and knowledge are distinct faculties, then the sphere of knowledge and of opinion cannot be the same.
But were we not saying before, that if anything appeared to be of a sort which is and is not at the same time, that sort of thing would appear also to lie in the interval between pure being and absolute not-being; and that the corresponding faculty is neither knowledge nor ignorance, but will be found in the interval between them?
Then what remains to be discovered is the object which partakes equally of the nature of being and not-being, and cannot rightly be termed either, pure and simple; this unknown term, when discovered, we may truly call the subject of opinion, and assign each to its proper faculty, -the extremes to the faculties of the extremes and the mean to the faculty of the mean.
Yes; and we had before agreed that anything of this kind which we might find was to be described as matter of opinion, and not as matter of knowledge; being the intermediate flux which is caught and detained by the intermediate faculty.
No man can antedate his experience, or guess what faculty or feeling a new object shall unlock, any more than he can draw to-day the face of a person whom he shall see to-morrow for the first time.
qualified faculty a portion of their nine-month salary in summer support.
AS FACULTY AND STUDENTS return to campus in the fall, new faculty will be joining all of our faculty assemblies.
Berkeley leaders will create a family-friendly tool kit for department heads, while Davis leaders will launch an advisor program for faculty who are family planning.
The Collaborative Imperative: Librarians and Faculty Working Together in the Information Universe.
Some moved directly into the classroom and are now teaching as professionally qualified faculty (see "Emerging Opportunities for Professionally Qualified Faculty," page 34).
In order to ensure that you are clear about what is expected of you as an academic librarian, whether in a faculty, staff, or academic role, it is important to get a copy of the library's guiding documents or promotion/tenure guidelines.

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