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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Facile  \Fac"ile\a.  [L.  facilis  prop.,  capable  of  being  done  or 
  made  hence  facile,  easy,  fr  facere  to  make  do:  cf  F. 
  facile.  Srr  {Fact},  and  cf  {Faculty}.] 
  1.  Easy  to  be  done  or  performed:  not  difficult;  performable 
  or  attainable  with  little  labor. 
 
  Order  .  .  .  will  render  the  work  facile  and 
  delightful.  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  Easy  to  be  surmounted  or  removed;  easily  conquerable; 
  readily  mastered. 
 
  The  facile  gates  of  hell  too  slightly  barred. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Easy  of  access  or  converse;  mild;  courteous;  not  haughty, 
  austere,  or  distant;  affable;  complaisant. 
 
  I  meant  she  should  be  courteous,  facile,  sweet.  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  4.  Easily  persuaded  to  good  or  bad  yielding;  ductile  to  a 
  fault;  pliant;  flexible. 
 
  Since  Adam,  and  his  facile  consort  Eve,  Lost 
  Paradise,  deceived  by  me  --Milton. 
 
  This  is  treating  Burns  like  a  child,  a  person  of  so 
  facile  a  disposition  as  not  to  be  trusted  without  a 
  keeper  on  the  king's  highway.  --Prof. 
  Wilson. 
 
  5.  Ready;  quick;  expert;  as  he  is  facile  in  expedients;  he 
  wields  a  facile  pen.  --  {Fac"ile-ly},  adv  -- 
  {Fac"ile*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  facile 
  adj  1:  arrived  at  without  due  care  or  effort;  lacking  depth;  "too 
  facile  a  solution  for  so  complex  a  problem" 
  2:  performing  adroitly  and  without  effort;  "her  easy  grace";  "a 
  facile  hand"  [syn:  {easy}] 
  3:  expressing  yourself  readily,  clearly,  effectively;  "able  to 
  dazzle  with  his  facile  tongue";  "silver  speech"  [syn:  {eloquent}, 
  {fluent},  {silver},  {silver-tongued},  {smooth-spoken}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Facile 
 
    A  {concurrent}  extension  of  {ML}  from  {ECRC}. 
 
  {(http://www.ecrc.de/facile/facile_home.html)} 
 
  ["Facile:  A  Symmetric  Integration  of  Concurrent  and  Functional 
  Programming",  A.  Giacalone  et  al  Intl  J  Parallel  Prog 
  18(2):121-160,  Apr  1989]. 
 
  (1994-12-01) 
 
 




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