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facility (n.)

early 15c., "gentleness, lightness," from Old French facilité "easiness, ease," from Latin facilitatem (nominative facilitas) "easiness, ease, fluency, willingness," from facilis "easy to do," from facere "to do" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put"). First in a medical book:

If it be nede forto smyte [the head] wiþ a malle, be it done with esynez or facilite [transl. Guy de Chauliac's "Grande Chirurgie"]

Its sense in English expanded to "opportunity" (1510s), to "aptitude, ease, quality of being easily done" (1530s). Meaning "place for doing something" which makes the word so beloved of journalists and fuzzy writers, first recorded 1872, via notion of "physical means by which (something) can be easily done."

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Definitions of facility from WordNet

facility (n.)
a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry;
the assembly plant is an enormous facility
Synonyms: installation
facility (n.)
skillful performance or ability without difficulty;
he was famous for his facility as an archer
Synonyms: adeptness / adroitness / deftness / quickness
facility (n.)
a natural effortlessness; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen;
they conversed with great facility
Synonyms: readiness
facility (n.)
something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service;
facility (n.)
a service that an organization or a piece of equipment offers you;
a cell phone with internet facility
From wordnet.princeton.edu