Definition of facilitation in English:



  • 1The action of facilitating something.

    • ‘I suggest that there be some kind of facilitation to encourage storytelling.’
    • ‘The French embassy's facilitation of translation and distribution of tourism brochures from English into French was one of the first of such assistance.’
    • ‘For me, it's the difference between agency (we talk for you) and facilitation (we help YOU to do the talking).’
    • ‘The economic (through facilitation of domestic and international trade and investment flows) and social benefits of these projects are varied.’
    • ‘In the face of such a crisis in leadership at all levels - is neutral facilitation enough?’
    • ‘She added that facilitation of the individual growth of the volunteers through the acquisition of work, life and learning skills is another target.’
    • ‘Regional cooperation will be fostered by and can in turn foster connectivity, trade facilitation, regional cooperation and people-to-people exchange.’
    • ‘The work is part voluntary and is an opportunity for people to develop their skills in the areas of facilitation, group work and presentation skills.’
    • ‘Participating trade ministers also assessed the progress of regional trade facilitation and liberalisation efforts currently underway.’
    • ‘The meeting explored import duties, labor regulations, immigration, taxation, trade facilitation and investment issues in both countries.’
    • ‘I'm looking for openness, not closure; facilitation of debate, not instant judgement upon each contribution.’
    • ‘Technology, like culture, as a part of culture, cannot act independent of human intervention and facilitation.’
    • ‘The present study sought to assess the differential facilitation of delinquent activities.’
    • ‘To be maximally effective, early detection in primary care and facilitation of help seeking in the wider community must also be addressed.’
    • ‘Among the services offered by the centre will be facilitation, mediation and coordination support.’
    • ‘This modest man well-deserves this latest recognition of his contribution to many people's daily lives, not to mention his facilitation of a major new way of doing business.’
    • ‘Normally the second half of the fiscal year is the export season and with the new export facilitation measures the growth target of 12 per cent is likely to be exceeded considerably.’
    • ‘Because it was a two lane road, we had to make sure that there is facilitation of traffic.’
    • ‘For infants who did not receive a dummy, alternate soothing methods were promoted (for example, facilitation of hand to mouth action promoting self quieting behaviour).’
    • ‘I really would like to see more facilitation and less leading in our worship, but fear that it's not possible within the traditions and context of this church.’
    1. 1.1Physiology The enhancement of the response of a neuron to a stimulus following stimulation.
      • ‘In our particular machine we have it so that they are independent but they are moving together and we think there could be neural facilitation and that's one of the main principles of this particular paradigm.’
      • ‘The pumilio mutant exhibits increased rates of long-term facilitation at the larval neuromuscular junction.’
      • ‘This led us to assume that there was a different effect of intrathecal or intravenous ketamine on suppressing facilitation.’
      • ‘Exercise drills such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation patterns with rhythmic stabilization are incorporated.’
      hastening, speeding up, quickening, stepping up, advancement, furthering, furtherance, forwarding, promotion, boosting, boost, stimulation, spur, aid, assistance, facilitation, easing, simplification, expedition, precipitation
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