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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun faculty:

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Definition of the noun faculty

What does faculty mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: faculties

  1. one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
  2. the body of teachers and administrators at a school
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of faculty: staff
    • more generic word: body = a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • member of: school = an educational institution
    • member: professor / prof = someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

Alternative definition of the noun faculty


  1. The scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.
  2. A division of a university (e.g. a Faculty of Science or Faculty of Medicine).
  3. An ability, skill, or power.


"Faculty" a.k.a. "The Faculty" is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Robert Patrick, Bebe Neuwirth, Piper Laurie, Famke Janssen, Usher Raymond, Salma Hayek, and Jon Stewart.


  1. Faculty is a fictional character from the 2005 film Coach Carter.
  2. Faculty is a fictional character from the 2009 film Formosa Betrayed.
  3. Faculty is a fictional character from the 2009 film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.
  4. Faculty is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Faculty member.


Faculty is a record label.


  1. Faculty: A faculty is a division within a university comprising one subject area, or a number of related subject areas. In American usage such divisions are generally referred to as colleges or schools, but may also mix terminology.
    • also known as คณะ (มหาวิทยาลัย), 學院
  2. Faculty: In North American English, faculty is the academic staff of a university: senior teachers, lecturers, and/or researchers. The term is most commonly used in this context in the United States and Canada, and generally includes professors of various rank: assistant professors, associate professors, and professors, usually tenured in terms of their contract of employment.
  3. Faculty: A faculty is a legal instrument or warrant in canon law, especially a judicial or quasi-judicial warrant from an ecclesiastical court or tribunal.
  4. Faculty: In a project, the teaching Faculty member of a team.

Phrases with Faculty

  1. faculty member
  2. mental faculty
  3. sensory faculty

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Faculty

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Google previewThe Word (1910)

by Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

The dark faculty is a sleep producing power. The dark...

The use of the motive faculty is the cause of every result in any world, however remote. The use...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1907)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

The sensitive faculty is that by which one perceives and feels: it does not perceive itself or its organs, but only external objects through the intervention of sight, hearing, smell, taste,

The imaginative faculty is the power to give quite different ...

Google previewAmerican Edition of the British Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

The nutritive faculty is that by which life is produced and preserved. The sensitive faculty is that by which we perceive and feel; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1805)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

The filth mechanical faculty is the wedge used in cleaving wood...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Veterinary Art (1805)

Containing All the Modern Improvements, and Including So Much of Comparative Anatomy, Physiology, Materia Medica, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Natural History, &c. &c. as is Connected with the Subject ... by Thomas Boardman

The vital faculty is that by which life is preserved, and the ordinary funétions of the body performed; and the "animal faculty is what conducts the operations of the mind, as the imagination, memory, &c. F A L FAFCES, the animal excrements; but ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing (2013)

by Alexander Clark, Chris Fox, Shalom Lappin

with developing explanatory accounts, which shed light on why the human language faculty is the way it is. As such, models of human language processing must ultimately seek to be connected with accounts of language evolution and ...

Google previewThe Kant Dictionary (2014)

by Lucas Thorpe

faculty. of. desire. See: desire, faculty of. faculty. of. judgement. See: Critique of Judgment. feeling. Kant believes thatto bemoral we must act from duty, and many readers assume that acting from duty is incompatible with acting on feeling.

Google previewPocket Encyclopedia (1811)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature by Edward Augustus Kendall

Faculty of advocates, a term applied to the college or society of advocates in Scotland, who plead in all actions before the court of session. They meet in the beginning of every year, and choose the annual officers of the society, viz. dean, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training (2011)

by Wang, Victor C.X.

A New Model for Integrating Pedagogy and Technology into Higher Education Faculty Development James A. Bernauer RobertMorris University, USA Christopher T. Davis RobertMorris University, USA Lawrence A. Tomei RobertMorris ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychopathology (2012)

by Henry Kellerman

Founding faculty, Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (New York); clinical assistant professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Author of volumes on ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (2008)

by Lisa M. Given

Given, PhD, is the Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (Faculty of Nursing), an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (Faculty of Education), and an Adjunct Associate Professor ...

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Small photo of symbol of Faculty of Engineering, Chiang mai University. Chiang mai Thailand 2018Small photo of symbol of Faculty of Engineering, Chiang mai University. Chiang mai Thailand 2018Small photo of TEL AVIV, DEC 2: Tel Aviv Naftali Building - Faculty of Social Sciences and one of the most famous buildings of Tel Aviv University (TAU) . TEL AVIV, Dec 2, 207Small photo of Dublin, Ireland - November, 2017: University College, Dublin, is a research university in Dublin, Ireland. It has over 1,482 faculty and 32,000 students, and it is Ireland's largest university.Small photo of A Greek film director Pantelis Voulgaris is inaugurated as Honorary Doctorate of Faculty of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Thessaloniki, Greece on Oct. 12, 2015Small photo of A Greek film director Pantelis Voulgaris is inaugurated as Honorary Doctorate of Faculty of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Thessaloniki, Greece on Oct. 12, 2015Small photo of A Greek film director Pantelis Voulgaris is inaugurated as Honorary Doctorate of Faculty of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Thessaloniki, Greece on Oct. 12, 2015 More...

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Quotes about Faculty

Productivity is going to be a critical issue. And it's not just about getting more time for professors in the classroom. It involves reexamining the learning experience and restructuring faculty and the use of faculty time. (Roy Romer)
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Scrabble value of F4A1C3U1L1T1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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