- n. Like your dysfunctional family, business is full of enablers - things that enable something else, often of a self-destructive nature. For instance, were you aware that "Total Facilities Management is a Core Business Enabler"? Weird, I wasn't either.
Business English jargon and slang. 2014.
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enabler — n. one who makes possible, one who enables … English contemporary dictionary
enabler — en·abler … English syllables
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