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

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Illinois received the largest share of the market facilitation payments, totaling $1.1 billion through April, followed by Iowa, which received $979 million, and Minnesota, which received $676 million. Mike Dorning, Fortune, "Most of Trump’s Trade Aid Went to Just a Few of the Biggest Farms, Study Finds," 30 July 2019 Sherra Wright Robinson pleaded guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder. CBS News, "Lorenzen Wright death: Surprise plea deal latest twist in the case of slain NBA star," 27 July 2019 Sherra Wright also pleaded guilty to facilitation of a criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder in a hearing in Shelby County Criminal Court. chicagotribune.com, "Ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleads guilty and will receive a 30-year prison sentence," 25 July 2019 Sherra Wright also pleaded guilty to facilitation of a criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder in a hearing in Shelby County Criminal Court. Time, "Ex-Wife of Slain NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Pleads Guilty to Plotting His 2010 Death," 25 July 2019 Sherra Wright also pleaded guilty to facilitation of a criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder in a hearing in Shelby County Criminal Court. Adrian Sainz, The Denver Post, "Ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleads guilty," 25 July 2019 D'Amico was indicted in May in Burlington County court on six charges, including conspiracy, financial facilitation of criminal activity and theft by deception, the prosecutor's office said. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Sentencing in GoFundMe scam case delayed until September," 15 July 2019 Issues that need resolving on maximum facilitation include how to make it as frictionless as possible, and how to overcome EU concerns around plans to exempt small traders from some provisions, the official said. Alex Morales, Bloomberg.com, "U.K. Promises Brexit Clarity in Time for EU Summit in June," 16 May 2018 Martinez faces charges of criminal facilitation, hindering prosecution, concealment of a human corpse, conspiracy and tampering with physical evidence. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Woman whose body found in bags at NYC parks beaten to death by best friend’s boyfriend, cops say," 30 Aug. 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 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

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