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- The fact of being easy, or easily done; absence of difficulty, simplicity. [from 16th c.]
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:
- Clytomachus affirmed, that he could never understand by the writings of Carneades, what opinion he was of. Why hath Epicurus interdicted facility unto his Sectaries?
- Dexterity of speech or action; skill, talent. [from 16th c.]
- The facility she shows in playing the violin is unrivalled.
- The physical means or contrivances to make something (especially a public service) possible; the required equipment, infrastructure, location etc. [from 19th c.]
- Transport facilities in Bangkok are not sufficient to prevent frequent traffic collapses during rush hour.
- An institution specially designed for a specific purpose, such as incarceration, military use, or scientific experimentation.
- (Canada, US, in the plural) A toilet. [from 20th c.]
- (Scotland, law) A condition of mental weakness short of idiocy, but enough to make a person easily persuaded to do something against their better interest.
fact of being easy
physical means of doing something