facilitation

noun
fa·​cil·​i·​ta·​tion | \ fə-ˌsi-lə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce facilitation (audio) \

Definition of facilitation

1 : the act of facilitating : the state of being facilitated
2a : the lowering of the threshold for reflex conduction along a particular neural pathway especially from repeated use of that pathway
b : the increasing of the ease or intensity of a response by repeated stimulation

Examples of facilitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately the event is just a few days of facilitation. Grant Stoner, Wired, 9 Dec. 2021 The order requires courts to advise tenants and landlords at the first hearing of an eviction case about the availability of emergency rental aid, legal assistance, and tenant-landlord facilitation. Ko Lyn Cheang, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Nov. 2021 On Tuesday, in response to the migrant crisis, the Council of the European Union suspended visa facilitation arrangements for Belarusian officials seeking to travel to Europe. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 Anyone can sign up to start a Circle, using these simple, free facilitation materials. Katharine Wilkinson, Time, 3 Nov. 2021 Our platform enables all three stages of the human exploitation lifecycle (recruitment, facilitation, exploitation) via complex real-world networks. ... Tara Subramaniam, CNN, 30 Oct. 2021 Trying to do traditional brainstorming via videoconference is a poor substitute for the energizing presence of colleagues in a conference room, thus weakening the benefits of social facilitation. Gleb Tsipursky, Scientific American, 14 Oct. 2021 Spend time getting good at virtual and hybrid meeting facilitation. Jill Hauwiller, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 This is the real promise of NFTs — the facilitation of secure transactions that are recorded on the blockchain no matter how many times an item changes hands. Yec, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'facilitation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of facilitation

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for facilitation

facilit(ate) + -ation; in sense 2 probably as translation of German Bahnung

Learn More About facilitation

Time Traveler for facilitation

Time Traveler

The first known use of facilitation was in 1620

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near facilitation

facilitate

facilitation

facilitator

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for facilitation

Last Updated

9 Jan 2022

Cite this Entry

“Facilitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facilitation. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for facilitation

facilitation

noun
fa·​cil·​i·​ta·​tion | \ fə-ˌsil-ə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce facilitation (audio) \

Medical Definition of facilitation

1 : the lowering of the threshold for reflex conduction along a particular neural pathway especially from repeated use of that pathway
2 : the increasing of the ease or intensity of a response by repeated stimulation

More from Merriam-Webster on facilitation

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for facilitation

Britannica English: Translation of facilitation for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!