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Definition 1: one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for faculty in the sense of this definition

(faculty is a kind of ...) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

(... is a kind of faculty ) the faculty or power of mental concentration

"keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"

(... is a kind of faculty ) the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

"language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"

(... is a kind of faculty ) the power of retaining and recalling past experience

"he had a good memory when he was younger"

(... is a kind of faculty ) the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

"we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

(... is a kind of faculty ) the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

"in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"

(... is a kind of faculty ) the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention

"the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"

Definition 2: the body of teachers and administrators at a school - [noun denoting group]

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

  • the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university

Synonyms for faculty in the sense of this definition

(faculty is a kind of ...) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

"the whole body filed out of the auditorium" "the student body" "administrative body"

(faculty is a member of ...) someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university

(... is a member of faculty) an educational institution

"the school was founded in 1900"

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