• WordNet 3.6
    • n facilitation act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
    • n facilitation (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
    • n facilitation the condition of being made easy (or easier) "social facilitation is an adaptive condition"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees are evergreen and grow to heights above 15 feet but are normally pruned to around 8 feet in order to facilitate harvesting.
    • n Facilitation The act of facilitating or making easy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n facilitation The act of facilitating or making easy.
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  • Ted Ward
    Ted Ward
    “Leadership is a serving relationship that has the effect of facilitating human development.”


In literature:

Thus, well-directed and carefully practised breathing gives the heart a stronger beat and facilitates the action of the lungs.
"Poise: How to Attain It" by D. Starke
To facilitate the comparison I have made transparent photographs of both sets of moulds to the same scale.
"John Thorndyke's Cases" by R. Austin Freeman
A drink of whisky or a glass or two of beer before supper will facilitate matters very much.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
In works of manual operation a large number may be necessary, but in works of direction a small one facilitates dispatch.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)" by William Hutton
This hastens, this facilitates, conviction.
"The Works Of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IX. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
To facilitate the change Fascism has created its own syndicalism.
"Readings on Fascism and National Socialism" by Various
Surveys and plats had been made, and everything done to facilitate placing the Rawson properties on the market.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
To facilitate this very beneficial practice, a south or east apartment is desirable.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Ce sont des cubes d'une grandeur enorme, qui n'ont pu etre detaches avec la meme facilite que les parties contigues.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
There was some broken ground which facilitated the approach of the trappers.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott

In news:

McKibbon failed to deploy his main parachute , said Elaine Harvey, spokeswoman for Skydive Snohomish, the company McKibbon hired to facilitate the jump.
The misdiagnosis of rape as a mental disorder has been a forensic disaster—allowing the widespread misuse of involuntary psychiatric hospitalization to facilitate a form of questionably constitutional preventive detention.
Oldham County Fiscal Court has renewed a resolution facilitating payment of expenses by the state of Kentucky for transportation of parochial school students.
To make these services more usable, facilitating personalisation is very important.
A Kettering University professor is restructuring existing labs and building a new one to facilitate what the university calls "active learning.".
Case Management Conference Role Play and Facilitated Discussion.
Make it easy for others to facilitate connections by following the advice of TechStars founder David Cohen.
These forums are facilitated by Colorado State University's Center for Public Deliberation.
It will be able to facilitate the adoption of Smart-DQoS technology as the premier solution to voice system bandwidth prioritization using InnoMedia's ESBC 8528-4B.
Company officials project that the acquisition of Drude Logistik, which facilitates hub operations for global groupage networks, will help K + N boost its European presence tremendously.
It's time for the Obama administration to make NASA a facilitator of private space ventures.
A 40-year-old Heber City woman faces child abuse and other charges after police say she facilitated a sexual relationship between her 14-year-old daughter and the girl's 17-year-old boyfriend.
"By giving me the opportunity to slice the demographic data, I can delve into more complicated issues, facilitating a deeper, more personal discussion," she said.
This treaty was established to facilitate the international interconnection and interoperability of information and communication services.
The melding of the two departments under the direction of Community Affairs Director Bryan Milk, was effective Nov 15 and will "facilitate staffing in the field seven days per week," according to a statement issued by the city.

In science:

FIG. 5. A schematic illustration explaining why larger correlation radius for a fixed filling fraction facilitates trapping. A sector, shown with dashed lines, illustrates the tolerance in the arrangement of disks into a necklace.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
We have also established that correlations in the fluctuating part of the dielectric constant highly facilitate trapping.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
Implementation of the scheme is facilitated by the fact that the components vi are completely independent, and m = n2 .
Correlations and screening of topological charges in gaussian random fields
The following lemma provides a sufficient bound on the moments facilitating the use of the method of moments.
Additive functionals on random search trees
Finally, ~A is an auxiliary (Chern-Simons) field which facilitates the statistical spinon-vortex coupling, as will be explained shortly.
Theory of spin response in underdoped cuprates as strongly fluctuating d-wave superconductors