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- facility (n.)
- early 15c., "gentleness, lightness," from Middle French facilité "easiness, ease," from Latin facilitatem (nominative facilitas) "easiness, ease, fluency, willingness," from facilis "easy" (see facile). First in a medical book:
If it be nede forto smyte [the head] wiþ a malle, be it done with esynez or facilite [transl. Guy de Chauliac's "Grande Chirurgie"]
Its sense in English expanded to "opportunity" (1510s), to "aptitude, ease, quality of being easily done" (1530s). Meaning "place for doing something" which makes the word so beloved of journalists and fuzzy writers, first recorded 1872, via notion of "physical means by which (something) can be easily done."
- 1. Your camcorder should have these basic features: autofocus, playback facility, zoom lens.
- 2. Every facility was laid on to ease their homecoming.
- 3. This facility is open to both new and existing borrowers.
- 4. It is very useful to have an overdraft facility.
- 5. He and Marcia shared a facility for languages.
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