The scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.
A division of a university (e.g. a Faculty of Science or Faculty of Medicine).
An ability, skill, or power, often plural.
- I have used the notion of games so far as if it were familiar to most people. I think this is justified as everyone knows how to play some games. Accordingly, games serve admirably as models for the clarification of other, less well-understood, social-psychological phenomena. Yet the ability to follow rules, play games, and construct new games is a faculty not equally shared by all persons. […]
- He lived until he reached the age of 90 with most of his faculties intact.
(en noun )
(obsolete) A corporate group; a group of colleagues.
(in some proper nouns) A group sharing common purposes or goals.
(politics) An electoral college.
An academic institution.
An institution of higher education.
(US) An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates.
(attributively, chiefly, US) Attendance at an institution of higher education.
- College”’ of Cardinals”, ””’College of Surgeons
(Canada) A postsecondary institution that does not award bachelor’s degrees, instead offering vocational training and/or associate’s degrees.
- These should be his college years, but he joined the Army.
(chiefly, UK) A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc.
(US, New Zealand) A specialized division of a university.
- Pembroke College”’, Cambridge”; ”Balliol ”’College”’, Oxford”; ”University ”’College , London
(UK, in the names of private schools) A secondary school.
- College of Engineering
(UK) An institution of further education at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19); sixth form.
(New Zealand) A high school or secondary school.
(UK) An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
(Australia) A residential hall associated with a university, which may be independent or have its own tutors but is not involved in teaching.
- Eton College
* (institution of higher education) university
* (specialized division of a university) department, faculty, school
* community college
* electoral college
* junior college
* old college try