fa·cil·i·ty /fəˈsɪlətɪ/ 名詞
Fa·cil·i·ty n.; pl. Facilities
1. The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the facility of an operation.
The facility with which government has been overturned in France. --Burke.
2. Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or use; dexterity; as, practice gives a wonderful facility in executing works of art.
3. Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; -- usually in a bad sense; pliancy.
It is a great error to take facility for good nature. --L'Estrange.
4. Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.
Offers himself to the visits of a friend with facility. --South.
5. That which promotes the ease of any action or course of conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the plural; as, special facilities for study.
Syn: -- Ease; expertness; readiness; dexterity; complaisance; condescension; affability.
Usage: -- Facility, Expertness, Readiness. These words have in common the idea of performing any act with ease and promptitude. Facility supposes a natural or acquired power of dispatching a task with lightness and ease. Expertness is the kind of facility acquired by long practice. Readiness marks the promptitude with which anything is done. A merchant needs great facility in dispatching business; a banker, great expertness in casting accounts; both need great readiness in passing from one employment to another. “The facility which we get of doing things by a custom of doing, makes them often pass in us without our notice.” --Locke. “The army was celebrated for the expertness and valor of the soldiers.” “A readiness to obey the known will of God is the surest means to enlighten the mind in respect to duty.”
n 1: a building or place that provides a particular service or is
used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is
an enormous facility" [syn: installation]
2: skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his
quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was
famous for his facility as an archer" [syn: adeptness, adroitness,
3: a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great
facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane
Austen [syn: readiness]
4: services and space and equipment provided for a particular
purpose; "catering facilities"; "toilet facilities"
5: a service that an organization or a piece of equipment
offers you; "a cell phone with internet facility"