facilitation

noun fa·cil·i·ta·tion \ fə-ˌsi-lə-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018
1 : the act of facilitating : the state of being facilitated
2 a : 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

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Origin and Etymology of facilitation

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

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facilitation

noun fa·cil·i·ta·tion \ fə-ˌsil-ə-ˈtā-shən \
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

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