from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective freed from difficulty or impediment. Contrasted with delayed.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of facilitate.


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  • "Going Dark" is ostensibly designed to help the Bureau deal with technological changes and methods to intercept Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone calls facilitated by programs such as Skype.

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  • While Galo was relieved to talk to his mother on a phone call facilitated by the congressman, she had grim news. Latest Headlines

  • He said the talks would be "facilitated" - as opposed to mediated - by a Nigerian diplomat and a South African politician.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Key to the skepticism is a long-standing debate over a technique known as "facilitated communication," in which assistants help people with limited speech by holding or guiding them as they type.

    Film gives voice to autism's silent minority

  • This is a hoax, as are most cases of so-called facilitated communication.

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  • Yet by persuading ourselves that work is a blessing, that it is dignified and honorable, our willingness to work is materially increased, and therefore the process of adaptation is facilitated -- in other words, progress is accelerated.

    Quaker Hill A Sociological Study

  • Carlotta's happy recollection of his surname facilitated the search.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne : a Novel

  • Last November, Houben's family said that he could communicate using a method called facilitated communication, in which the hand of the patient is held above a computer keyboard and a medical assistant taps letters based on pressure from the patient's fingers.

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  • His conclusions follow a study to test the validity of so-called facilitated communication.

    BBC - Ouch

  • Some are pores that allow molecules of certain types to flow across the membrane at a controlled rate through a process called facilitated diffusion.

    Scientific Blogging


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