facilitator
noun Date: 1799 one that facilitates; especially one that helps to bring about an outcome (as learning, productivity, or communication) by providing indirect or unobtrusive assistance, guidance, or supervision <
the workshop's facilitator kept discussion flowing smoothly
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  • facilitator — though dating from as far back as the 1920s, has a modern ring as a vogue word for a person responsible for the day to day management of people and processes when the word is aimed at a specific objective; it combines the meanings of manager,… …   Modern English usage

  • facilitator — n. someone who makes progress easier. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • facilitator — 1824, agent noun in Latin form from FACILITATE (Cf. facilitate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Facilitator — Ein Facilitator bzw. Unterstützer ist eine Person, die kenntnisreich einer Gruppe hilft, ihre Ziele zu erreichen, ohne sich selbst einer teilnehmenden Partei zuzuordnen. Der Facilitator unterstützt die Gruppe in der Erreichung von Konsens in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Facilitator — A facilitator is someone who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan to achieve them without taking a particular position in the discussion. The facilitator will try to assist the group in achieving a… …   Wikipedia

  • facilitator — UK [fəˈsɪləteɪtə(r)] / US [fəˈsɪləˌteɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms facilitator : singular facilitator plural facilitators formal someone who helps a person or organization to find a solution to a problem …   English dictionary

  • facilitator — /feuh sil i tay teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that facilitates. 2. 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. [1815 25; FACILITATE +… …   Universalium

  • facilitator — [[t]fəsɪ̱lɪteɪtə(r)[/t]] facilitators N COUNT A facilitator is a person or organization that helps another person or organization to do or to achieve a particular thing. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • facilitator — /fəˈsɪləteɪtə/ (say fuh siluhtaytuh) noun 1. someone who or something that facilitates: travel is a great facilitator of learning. 2. a person who assists others to learn by adopting a teaching approach in which the participants in a course are… …   Australian English dictionary

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