- an inherent mental or physical power；an aptitude for doing something
noun: faculty, plural noun: faculties
- 1. an inherent mental or physical power her critical faculties the faculty of sight 同義詞
- ▪ an aptitude for doing something his faculty for taking the initiative 同義詞
- 2. a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge the Faculty of Arts the law faculty 同義詞
- ▪ the teaching or research staff of a group of university departments viewed as a body there were then no tenured women on the faculty
- ▪ dated the members of a particular profession, especially medicine, considered collectively.
- 3. a licence or authorization from a Church authority the vicar introduced certain ornaments without the necessary faculty to do so 同義詞
- the decision-making body of a university faculty: Leavis was invited to join the English faculty board in 1954 she is Chair of the Faculty Board
- the president of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland.
- (in the UK) the society constituting the Scottish Bar.
- an inherent mental or physical power: her critical faculties
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