What does facilitation mean?

Definitions for facilitationfəˌsɪl ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. facilitation(noun)

    the condition of being made easy (or easier)

    "social facilitation is an adaptive condition"

  2. facilitation(noun)

    (neurophysiology) phenomenon that occurs when two or more neural impulses that alone are not enough to trigger a response in a neuron combine to trigger an action potential

  3. facilitation(noun)

    act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something


  1. facilitation(Noun)

    The act of facilitating or making easy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facilitation(noun)

    the act of facilitating or making easy


  1. Facilitation

    Facilitation in business, organizational development, and in consensus decision-making refers to the process of designing and running a successful meeting. Facilitation concerns itself with all the tasks needed to run a productive and impartial meeting. Facilitation serves the needs of any group who are meeting with a common purpose, whether it be making a decision, solving a problem, or simply exchanging ideas and information. It does not lead the group, nor does it try to distract or to entertain. A slightly different interpretation focuses more specifically on a group that is engaged in experiential learning. In particular this is associated with active learning and concepts of tutelary authority. This is covered in-depth in the research work of John Heron at the University of Surrey and the International Centre for Co-operative Inquiry.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facilitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facilitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Linscott:

    It's quite realistic to expect that the trade facilitation agreement can come into force by the end of the year, it's not a hard deadline, but it's achievable.

  2. Onno Ruhl:

    The growth of business in India requires concerted action on several fronts - infrastructure, capital markets, trade facilitation and skills, the stark reality is that India remains a difficult place to do business.

  3. Onno Ruhul:

    The growth of business in India requires concerted action on several fronts - infrastructure, capital markets, trade facilitation and skills, the stark reality is that India remains a difficult place to work do business.

  4. United Nations:

    The leadership transition comes at a critical time for Libya, mr. Kobler is committed to ensuring continuity of United Nations facilitation of the Libyan dialogue process, building on what Libyan parties have achieved to date.

  5. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    We will support the Afghan government in realizing reconciliation with various political factions including the Taliban, china is ready to play its constructive role and will provide necessary facilitation at any time if it is required by various parties in Afghanistan.

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Translations for facilitation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • благоприятстване, улесняванеBulgarian
  • facilitationFrench
  • tilretteleggingNorwegian
  • încurajare, promovare, facilitare, ușurareRomanian
  • облегчение, содействиеRussian

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