[ fuh-sil-i-tey-ter ]
/ fəˈsɪl ɪˌteɪ tər /


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.

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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