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Definition of facilities (Meaning of facilities)
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Facility Fa*cil"i*ty (f[.a]*s[i^]l"[i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl.
	     {Facilities} (f[.a]*s[i^]l"[i^]*t[i^]z). [L. facilitas, fr.
	     facilis easy: cf. F. facilit['e]. See {Facile}.]
	     1. The quality of being easily performed; freedom from
	        difficulty; ease; as, the facility of an operation.
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	              The facility with which government has been
	              overturned in France.                 --Burke.
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	     2. Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or
	        use; dexterity; as, practice gives a wonderful facility in
	        executing works of art.
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	     3. Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; --
	        usually in a bad sense; pliancy.
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	              It is a great error to take facility for good
	              nature.                               --L'Estrange.
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	     4. Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.
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	              Offers himself to the visits of a friend with
	              facility.                             --South.
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	     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.''
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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