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Definition 1: able to exist under more than one set of conditions - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where facultative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a facultative parasite can exist as a parasite or a saprophyte

(facultative belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 2: of or relating to the mental faculties - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 3: granting a privilege or permission or power to do or not do something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where facultative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a facultative enactment

(facultative is similar to ...) providing legal power or sanction

"an enabling resolution" "enabling power"

Definition 4: not compulsory - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where facultative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • elective surgery
  • an elective course of study

Synonyms for facultative in the sense of this definition

(facultative is similar to ...) possible but not necessary; left to personal choice

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