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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.
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