facilitation

[ fuh-sil-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ fəˌsɪl ɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or process of facilitating.
Physiology. the lowering of resistance in a neural pathway to an impulse, resulting from previous or simultaneous stimulation.

Nearby words

  1. facile princeps,
  2. facilely,
  3. facilis descensus averni,
  4. facilis descensus averno,
  5. facilitate,
  6. facilitative,
  7. facilitator,
  8. facility,
  9. facing,
  10. facing tool

Origin of facilitation

First recorded in 1610–20; facilitate + -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for facilitation

facilitation

/ (fəˌsɪlɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of facilitating
physiol the increased ease of transmission of impulses in a nerve fibre, caused by prior excitation
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Word Origin and History for facilitation

facilitation

n.

1610s, from facilitate + -ion.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for facilitation

facilitation

[ fə-sĭl′ĭ-tāshən ]

n.

The enhancement or reinforcement of a reflex or other nerve activity by the arrival of other excitatory impulses at the reflex center.

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