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

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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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