facilitation

noun
fa·cil·i·ta·tion | \fə-ˌsi-lə-ˈtā-shən \

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

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Police said Breadon Reaves, 18, of Erlanger, was charged with facilitation to homicide. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Body of missing Covington woman found near Rabbit Hash, 2 arrested," 15 June 2018 Underscore turned to Collective Next, a Leather District consulting firm that has built a robust graphic facilitation trade in the last several years. Andy Rosen, BostonGlobe.com, "Quick on the draw: Companies use live illustrators to spice up presentations," 10 July 2018 Maximum facilitation would be an invitation to smuggling and almost certainly against World Trade Organisation rules. The Economist, "Theresa May faces divides over Brexit—and little time to bridge them," 9 May 2018 The Warriors are absurdly talented, but even more resourceful; between Green, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, and even Durant (who finished with seven assists), Golden State has the facilitation to work over even impeccable defense. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Death by a Thousand Cuts: How Golden State Terrorized Cleveland at the Rim," 7 June 2018 Maximum facilitation would use trusted trader programs and technology to regulate the border. Jess Shankleman, Bloomberg.com, "May's Preferred Brexit Option Is Less Costly, U.K. Taxman Says," 23 May 2018 Buzzfeed News reported the deal in question involved the facilitation of a 100-story tower bearing the Trump name in Moscow. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, "Report: Ivanka Trump connected Michael Cohen to Russian who offered Putin introduction," 6 June 2018 The premier has tasked Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and Business Secretary Greg Clark to work to improve the maximum facilitation plan in conjunction with Brexit Secretary David Davis, the only minister of the three to support it. Alex Morales, Bloomberg.com, "May’s Brexit War Cabinet Remains Stalled on Customs," 24 May 2018 The other option, dubbed maximum facilitation, or Max Fac, would use trusted trader programs and technology. Alex Morales, Bloomberg.com, "May’s Brexit War Cabinet Remains Stalled on Customs," 24 May 2018

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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

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facilitation

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

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

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