a person or thing that facilitates.
a person responsible for leading or coordinating the work of a group, as one who leads a group discussion: Each committee will meet with its facilitator.

Nearby words

  1. facilis descensus averni,
  2. facilis descensus averno,
  3. facilitate,
  4. facilitation,
  5. facilitative,
  6. facilities,
  7. facility,
  8. facing,
  9. facing tool,
  10. facio-

Origin of facilitator

First recorded in 1815–25; facilitate + -or2

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Word Origin and History for facilitator



1824, agent noun in Latin form from facilitate.

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