facilitator

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noun fa·cil·i·ta·tor \fə-ˈsi-lə-ˌtā-tər\

Definition of facilitator

  1. :  someone or something that facilitates something; especially :  someone who helps to bring about an outcome (such as learning, productivity, or communication) by providing indirect or unobtrusive assistance, guidance, or supervision the workshop's facilitator kept discussion flowing smoothly

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Origin and Etymology of facilitator

see facile



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