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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Sherra Wright pleaded guilty last month to facilitation of first-degree murder. Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times, "Trial delayed in killing of former Clippers player Lorenzen Wright," 22 Aug. 2019 Daily briefings by the government at Srinagar’s media facilitation centre have become the only source of information about the situation for the people, in addition to some skeletal reporting by some television channels. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, "After three weeks of lockdown, this is what Kashmir looks like," 22 Aug. 2019 Maine Agriculture Commissioner Amanda Beal is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for help via its market facilitation program. USA TODAY, "Crystal Cathedral reborn Catholic, 'Conjuring' house, Wiki ‘editathon’: News from around our 50 states," 11 July 2019 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

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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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