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making easy or less difficult; assisting the progress of: The facilitation of your move will be made by the students.
Not to be confused with:
felicitation – congratulation; an expression of good wishes: Felicitations on your graduation.


1. The act or action of facilitating: the facilitation of effective learning.
2. Physiology
a. The lowering of the threshold for propagation of an action potential of a neuron.
b. The enhancement of a neuron to a stimulus, as a result of prior repeated stimulation.


1. the act or process of facilitating
2. (Physiology) physiol the increased ease of transmission of impulses in a nerve fibre, caused by prior excitation


(fəˌsɪl ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

1. the act or process of facilitating.
2. the lowering of resistance in a neural pathway to an impulse resulting from previous or simultaneous stimulation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.facilitation - the condition of being made easy (or easier); "social facilitation is an adaptive condition"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.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
neurophysiology - the branch of neuroscience that studies the physiology of the nervous system
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
3.facilitation - act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
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The government of China is contributing USD 1 million (approximately CHF 1 million) to help developing and least-developed countries implement the WTOs Trade Facilitation Agreement and to support the objective of full implementation of the Agreement by all WTO members.
LAHORE -- The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has taken another giant leap to facilitate its members by establishing Excise and Taxation Facilitation Center at its premises.
Malik Tahir Javaid said that Excise and Taxation Facilitation Center is a great facility for the business community.
Postal ballot polling, aka the facilitation booth, is a booth that would be setup to facilitate registered postal voters so that they can vote from the place they reside, while mobile polling booth is polling booth that would be set up for registered postal voters such as prisoners, long-term patients in hospital, and person living with disabilities.
According to the CBE, other sectors' share of credit facilitation was estimated to be 24.
Autumn 2016 saw the HMRC publish an updated draft on the guidance for the new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion.
The early resolution of case and patient facilitation of the victims and complainants would be key for the image makeover of the city police department -- something that he knows and has started to work in that direction.
World Trade Report 2015: Speeding Up Trade: Benefits and Challenges of Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Abidjan: To finance a road improvement and trade facilitation project, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Guinea in Abidjan signed 50 million dollars in loan agreements.
Muscat, Jan 27 (ONA) The Ministry of Transport and Communications organized a seminar at City Seasons Hotel today on ' Developing a Strategy for Trade and Transport Facilitation System ' under the patronage of Said bin Hamdoon al-Harthy, Undersecretary of the Ministry for Ports and Maritime Affairs.
Having the emotional intelligence helps with this technique and causes the circumstances in which the facilitation occurs [1].
The importance of trade facilitation was confirmed, as all members of the WTO, which now includes 160 countries, supported it.

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