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Synonyms for faculty
ˈfæk əl tifac·ul·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. faculty

    Power is the most general term of this group, including every quality, property, or faculty by which any change, effect, or result is, or may be, produced; as, the power of the legislature to enact laws, or of the executive to enforce them; the power of an acid to corrode a metal; the power of a polished surface to reflect light. Ability is nearly coextensive with power, but does not reach the positiveness and vigor that may be included in the meaning of power, ability often implying latent, as distinguished from active power; we speak of an exertion of power, but not of an exertion of ability. Power and ability include capacity, which is power to receive; but ability is often distinguished from capacity, as power that may be manifested in doing, as capacity is in receiving; one may have great capacity for acquiring knowledge, and yet not possess ability to teach. Efficiency is active power to effect a definite result, the power that actually does, as distinguished from that which may do. Competency is equal to the occasion, readiness prompt for the occasion. Faculty is an inherent quality of mind or body; talent, some special mental ability. Dexterity and skill are readiness and facility in action, having a special end; talent is innate, dexterity and skill are largely acquired. Our abilities include our natural capacity, faculties, and talents, with all the dexterity, skill, and readiness that can be acquired. Efficacy is the power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it; as, the efficacy of a drug. Efficiency is effectual agency, competent power; efficiency is applied in mechanics as denoting the ratio of the effect produced to the power expended in producing it; but this word is chiefly used of intelligent agents as denoting the quality that brings all one's power to bear promptly and to the best purpose on the thing to be done. Compare ADDRESS; DEXTERITY; SKILFUL.

    Synonyms:
    ability, aptitude, capability, capacity, cleverness, cogency, competency, dexterity, efficacy, efficiency, energy, expertness, force, might, power, qualification, readiness, skill, strength, susceptibility, talent

    Antonyms:
    awkwardness, dulness, feebleness, helplessness, imbecility, impotence, inability, inaptitude, incapacity, incompetence, inefficiency, maladroitness, stupidity, unskilfulness, weakness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. faculty, mental faculty, modulenoun

    one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

    Synonyms:
    module, mental faculty, staff

  2. staff, facultynoun

    the body of teachers and administrators at a school

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

    Synonyms:
    stave, module, mental faculty, staff

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. facultynoun

    Synonyms:
    power, capability, capacity, ingenuity, competency, endowment, gift, virtue, property, quality, talent, forte

  2. facultynoun

    Synonyms:
    skill, skilfulness, ability, ableness, dexterity, adroitness, expertness, address, cleverness, aptitude, aptness, knack, turn, quickness, readiness, facility

  3. facultynoun

    Synonyms:
    department, profession, craft

  4. facultynoun

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) privilege, license, right

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. facultynoun

    Synonyms:
    endowment, capability, talent, ability, knack, gift, competency, dexterity, skill ingenuity, adroitness

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How to use faculty in a sentence?

  1. Brian Mueller:

    Brothers and sisters please stop avoiding talking about ways racism … makes us uncomfortable. it was terribly wrong, but it is an isolated incident and it does not represent who our faculty is and it does not represent who are students are.

  2. Key School:

    Key School is shocked and appalled to learn of the charges filed against faculty member Diana Toebbe and Jonathan Toebbe. Key School had no prior knowledge of their alleged criminal activities, nor is the School connected to the investigation in any way.

  3. President Jim Clements:

    While we all had hoped this pandemic would be behind us when we arrived in August, it is clear the Delta variant has changed the dynamics and heightened our need for continued diligence to protect our students, faculty and staff.

  4. Laney College:

    We are aware of the allegations of racist and xenophobic messages from a faculty member at our college with a student about the pronunciation of their name, we take these allegations seriously and immediately placed the faculty member on administrative leave pending an investigation.

  5. President John R. Broderick:

    While we constantly educate students, faculty and staff about sexual assault and sexual harassment, this incident confirms our collective efforts are still failing to register with some.


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