facilitation

noun

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

Examples of facilitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By April 2021, Iraqi facilitation had turned into mediation, eventually yielding six face-to-face meetings in Iraq and Oman between Iranian and Saudi officials. Trita Parsi, Foreign Affairs, 15 Mar. 2023 Offensively, his playmaking could have swung a few games the Warriors’ way not only through his facilitation but also through his auxiliary scoring. Jannelle Moore, The Mercury News, 20 Apr. 2024 This was consistent with the classic predictions of grazing succession and foraging facilitation, but over a shorter window than reported by Bell. T. Michael Anderson, Discover Magazine, 6 Apr. 2024 Information systems director: $160,000 a year Agency: University of Texas at Dallas Location: Richardson This position is responsible for providing leadership and direction of the high performance computing (HPC) facilitation team in support of university researchers. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for facilitation 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of facilitation was in 1620

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Cite this Entry

“Facilitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facilitation. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

facilitation

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