Station vs Faculty - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between station and faculty

is that station is station while faculty is the scholarly staff at colleges or universities, as opposed to the students or support staff.




(en noun)
  • (label) The fact of standing still; motionlessness, stasis.
  • * 1646 , Sir (Thomas Browne), (Pseudodoxia Epidemica) , III.5:
  • (label) The apparent standing still of a superior planet just before it begins or ends its retrograde motion.
  • A stopping place.
  • # A regular stopping place for ground transportation.
  • # A ground transportation depot.
  • # A place where one stands or stays or is assigned to stand or stay.
  • #* 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
  • "Meanwhile, lest anything should really be amiss, or any malefactor seek to escape by the back, you and the boy must go round the corner with a pair of good sticks and take your post at the laboratory door. We give you ten minutes, to get to your stations ."
  • #* {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=Ep./1/2
  • , passage=He walked. To the corner of Hamilton Place and Picadilly, and there stayed for a while, for it is a romantic station by night. The vague and careless rain looked like threads of gossamer silver passing across the light of the arc-lamps.}}
  • # (label) A gas station, service station.
  • #* 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
  • A place where workers are stationed.
  • # An official building from which police or firefighters operate.
  • # A place where one performs a task or where one is on call to perform a task.
  • # A military base.
  • # A place used for broadcasting radio or television.
  • # A very large sheep or cattle farm.
  • #* 1890 , ,
  • There was movement at the station , for the word had passed around, / that the colt from old Regret had got away,
  • #* 1993 , Kay Walsh, Joy W. Hooton, Dowker, L. O.'', entry in ''Australian Autobiographical Narratives: 1850-1900 , page 69,
  • Tiring of sheep, he took work on cattle stations', mustering cattle on vast unfenced holdings, and looking for work ‘n-gg-r-bossing’, or supervising Aboriginal ' station hands.
  • #* 2003 , Margo Daly, Anne Dehne, Rough Guide to Australia , page 654,
  • The romance of the gritty station owner in a crumpled Akubra, his kids educated from the remote homestead by the School of the Air, while triple-trailer road trains drag tornadoes of dust across the plains, creates a stirring idea of the modern-day pioneer battling against the elemental Outback.
  • One of the Stations of the Cross.
  • The Roman Catholic fast of the fourth and sixth days of the week, Wednesday and Friday, in memory of the council which condemned Christ, and of his passion.
  • A church in which the procession of the clergy halts on stated days to say stated prayers.
  • Standing; rank; position.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • The greater part have kept, I see, / Their station .
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • they in France of the best rank and station
  • A broadcasting entity.
  • (label) A harbour or cove with a foreshore suitable for a facility to support nearby fishing.
  • (label) Any of a sequence of equally spaced points along a path.
  • The particular place, or kind of situation, in which a species naturally occurs; a habitat.
  • (label) An enlargement in a shaft or galley, used as a landing, or passing place, or for the accommodation of a pump, tank, etc.
  • Post assigned; office; the part or department of public duty which a person is appointed to perform; sphere of duty or occupation; employment.
  • * (1656-1715)
  • By spending this day [Sunday] in religious exercises, we acquire new strength and resolution to perform God's will in our several stations the week following.


    * (broadcasting entity) (that broadcasts television) channel * (ground transport depot) sta (abbreviation) * (military base) base, military base * (large sheep or cattle farm) farm, ranch

    Derived terms

    * base station * battle station * broadcast station, broadcast-station * bus station * cattle station * coach station * docking station * filling station * fire station * fuel station * fueling station, fuelling station * gas station * guard station * hill station * hydrogen station * listening station * metro station * mobile station, mobile-station * motor station * outstation * petrol filling station * petrol station * PlayStation, Playstation * police station * polling station * power station * pull station * radar station * radio station, radio-station * railroad station * railway station * relay station * service station * sheep station * space station, spacestation, space-station * substation * subway station * state * stationary * station bill * station break * station hand * stationmaster * station sedan * Stations of the Cross * station throat * station wagon, station-wagon * stationward * substation * subway station * television station, television-station, TV station * total station * train station * Tube station * underground station * urination station * voting station * way station, waystation * weigh station * work station, workstation


    * (Newfoundland station)


    (en-verb) (transitive)
  • To put in place to perform a task.
  • The host stationed me at the front door to greet visitors.
  • * '>citation
  • The Costa Rican's lofted corner exposed Arsenal's own problems with marking, and Berbatov, stationed right in the middle of goal, only needed to take a gentle amble back to find the space to glance past Vito Mannone
  • To put in place to perform military duty.
  • They stationed me overseas just as fighting broke out.




  • 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.
  • * '>citation
  • 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.


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