nonparticipation

noun
non·​par·​tic·​i·​pa·​tion | \ ˌnän-(ˌ)pär-ˌti-sə-ˈpā-shən How to pronounce nonparticipation (audio) , -pər- \

Definition of nonparticipation

: an absence or lack of participation nonparticipation in the voting process … none of that justifies inaction and nonparticipation.— Rosetta Miller-Perry

Examples of nonparticipation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perdue cited food waste and nonparticipation as key rationales for the shift. Laura Reiley, Anchorage Daily News, "USDA proposes changing school menus to allow more fries and fewer vegetables," 17 Jan. 2020 Perdue cited food waste and nonparticipation as key rationales for the shift. Washington Post, "USDA proposes changing school menus to allow more fries and fewer vegetables, reversing a Michelle Obama effort," 17 Jan. 2020 Opting out would mean nonparticipation in social life—a consequence much more dire than the invasion of privacy. Sidney Fussell, The Atlantic, "ICE and the Ever-Widening Surveillance Dragnet," 10 July 2019 One likely hypothesis, discussed in a recent paper by the economists Katharine G. Abraham and Melissa S. Kearney, is that the rise in nonparticipation is related to declining opportunities for those with low levels of education. N. Gregory Mankiw, New York Times, "Why Aren’t More Men Working?," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonparticipation

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonparticipation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonparticipation. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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