power or faculty of speech

  • 1 power — n 1 Power, force, energy, strength, might, puissance mean the ability to exert effort for a purpose. Power is the most general of these terms and denotes an ability to act or be acted upon, to effect something, or to affect or be affected by… …

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  • 2 speech — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Oral communication Nouns 1. speech, talk, faculty of speech; locution, parlance, expression, vernacular, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle; effusion, discourse; soliloquy;… …

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  • 3 Speech — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Speech >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 speech speech faculty of speech Sgm: N 1 locution locution talk parlance verbal intercourse prolation oral communication word of mouth parole palaver prattle …

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  • 4 faculty — noun 1) the faculty of speech Syn: power, capability, capacity, facility, wherewithal, means; (faculties) senses, wits, reason, intelligence 2) an unusual faculty for unearthing contributors Syn …

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  • 5 faculty — noun 1) the faculty of speech Syn: power, capability, capacity, facility; (faculties) senses, wits, reason, intelligence 2) the arts faculty Syn: department, school …

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  • 6 speech — /speech/, n. 1. the faculty or power of speaking; oral communication; ability to express one s thoughts and emotions by speech sounds and gesture: Losing her speech made her feel isolated from humanity. 2. the act of speaking: He expresses… …

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  • 7 Speech — Speech, n. [OE. speche, AS. sp?c, spr?, fr. specan, sprecan, to speak; akin to D. spraak speech, OHG. spr[=a]hha, G. sprache, Sw. spr?k, Dan. sprog. See {Speak}.] 1. The faculty of uttering articulate sounds or words; the faculty of expressing… …

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  • 8 faculty — [fak′əl tē] n. pl. faculties [ME & OFr faculte < L facultas < facilis: see FACILE] 1. Obs. the power to do; ability to perform an action 2. any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense [the faculty of hearing, speech, etc.]… …

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  • 9 speech disorder — n. any conspicuous speech imperfection, or variation from accepted speech patterns, caused either by a physical defect in the speech organs or by a mental disorder, as aphasia, stuttering, etc. * * * ▪ medicine Introduction       any of the… …

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  • 10 faculty — /fak euhl tee/, n., pl. faculties. 1. an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action: a faculty for making friends easily. 2. one of the powers of the mind, as memory, reason, or speech: Though very sick, he is in full… …

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  • 11 speech — [[t]spitʃ[/t]] n. 1) the faculty or power of speaking; ability to express one s thoughts and emotions by speech sounds 2) the act of speaking 3) something that is spoken; an utterance 4) a form of communication in spoken language, made by a… …

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  • 12 power — n. & v. n. 1 the ability to do or act (will do all in my power; has the power to change colour). 2 a particular faculty of body or mind (lost the power of speech; powers of persuasion). 3 a government, influence, or authority. b political or… …

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  • 13 power — noun 1) the power of speech Syn: ability, capacity, capability, potential, faculty, competence Ant: inability 2) the unions wield enormous power Syn: control, a …

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  • 14 power — noun 1) the power of speech Syn: ability, capacity, capability, potential, faculty 2) the union has enormous power Syn: control, authority, influence, dominance, sway, leverage …

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  • 15 speech — /spitʃ / (say speech) noun 1. the faculty or power of speaking; oral communication; expression of human thought and emotions by speech sounds and gesture. 2. that which is spoken; an utterance, remark, or declaration: an eloquent speech. 3. a… …

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  • 16 faculty — /ˈfækəlti / (say fakuhltee) noun (plural faculties) 1. an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action. 2. one of the powers of the mind, as memory, reason, speech, etc.: the mental faculties; be in full possession of all one s… …

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  • 17 faculty — fac•ul•ty [[t]ˈfæk əl ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action 2) one of the powers of the mind, as memory, reason, or speech 3) an inherent capability of the body 4) edu a) the entire teaching and… …

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  • 18 mental faculty — noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind • Syn: ↑faculty, ↑module • Hypernyms: ↑ability, ↑power • Hyponyms: ↑attention, ↑language, ↑ …

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  • 19 Paris arts faculty (The): Siger of Brabant, Boethius of Dacia, Radulphus Brito — The Paris arts faculty: Siger of Brabant, Boethius of Dacia, Radulphus Brito Sten Ebbesen Throughout the thirteenth century Paris overshadowed all other universities in the arts as in theology. This chapter will deal almost exclusively with Paris …

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  • 20 University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters — Infobox University name = UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS Faculty of Arts and Letters established = 1611 University 1896 Faculty of Philosophy and Letters 1926 College of Liberal Arts 1964 Faculty of Arts and Letters (Absorption of the Liberal Arts… …

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