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Definition of "facilitation" []

  • The act of making easy or easier. (noun)
  • The state of being made easy or easier. (noun)
  • Physiology The process of lowering the threshold for propagation of the action potential of a neuron, especially by repeated use of a neural pathway or the summation of two or more subthreshold impulses. (noun)
  • The act or process of facilitating (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The increased ease of transmission of impulses in a nerve fibre, caused by prior excitation (noun)

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Use "facilitation" in a sentence
  • "Ganapathy, the general secretary, the supreme leader of the Maoists made it clear recently that his war against the government would only intensify if it doesn't stop what he calls the facilitation of the plunder of Chhattisgarh."
  • "We could now ask for the first time: Was cAMP directly involved in facilitation?"
  • "Clarify the definition of facilitation (i.e.,: from the Latin word, "facil" meaning to make easy) and that, as extension workers, we all need effective skills for helping, guiding or facilitating a group or group process."