participant

noun par·tic·i·pant \ pär-ˈti-sə-pənt , pər- \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of participant

: one that participates
  • participants in a contest

participant

adjective

Examples of participant in a Sentence

  1. he seemed to be a willing participant in the prank

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First Known Use of participant

1543


PARTICIPANT Defined for English Language Learners

participant

noun

Definition of participant for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is involved in an activity or event : a person who participates in an activity or event


PARTICIPANT Defined for Kids

participant

noun par·tic·i·pant \ pər-ˈti-sə-pənt , pär- \

Definition of participant for Students

: a person who takes part in something
  • contest participants


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