non·​par·​tic·​i·​pa·​tion ˌnän-(ˌ)pär-ˌti-sə-ˈpā-shən How to pronounce nonparticipation (audio)
: 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 That company, Amanda J. Molyneux & Company in London, which helps clients open offshore companies, wrote online a year ago about the benefits of Puerto Rico’s nonparticipation in the common reporting standard. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2020 Over time, the nonparticipation pact changed. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 8 June 2022 This article was updated on Feb. 25 to include information about Russia’s nonparticipation in Eurovision. Jeff Wallner, Sun Sentinel, 25 July 2022 Without correction for nonparticipation by hunters who bought a license but did not pursue birds this spring, the 2022 statewide success rate was 17.7%, compared with 16.9% in 2021. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2022 That, of course, would have changed this nonparticipation pact. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 8 June 2022 Trump aides had rolled back rules, initially easing policies regarding whole grain, nonfat milk and sodium, citing food waste and nonparticipation as key rationales. Arkansas Online, 5 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonparticipation was in 1832

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“Nonparticipation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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