facilitation

Use the noun facilitation to describe helping, improving, or making something easier, like the newly widened staircase and hall designed for the facilitation of moving crowds through the museum.

The Latin word for "easy," is facilis. You can see this origin in facilitation, which means "the act of making something easier." If you volunteer to help with the facilitation of enrolling new students at a school, you might hand by the door, handing out forms and directing families to the main office. You make the new people's experience better, which is another meaning of facilitation, improvement.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: facilitation

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n
act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
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n
(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
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: facilitation
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n act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something

Type of:
aid, assist, assistance, help
the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

n the condition of being made easy (or easier)

“social facilitation is an adaptive condition”
Type of:
condition, status
a state at a particular time
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n (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

Type of:
organic phenomenon
(biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
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