par·​tic·​i·​pant | \ pär-ˈti-sə-pənt How to pronounce participant (audio) , pər- \

Definition of participant

: one that participates participants in a contest

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participant adjective

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Examples of participant in a Sentence

he seemed to be a willing participant in the prank
Recent Examples on the Web The number of caucus participants needed for 2020 to surpass that 2008 rate would be above 150,000. Nicholas Riccardi, Anchorage Daily News, "Six questions before the Nevada caucus," 22 Feb. 2020 Just over half of Stay Midtown participants were over 50. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Low-income renters in Midtown could be forced out as assistance program ends," 20 Feb. 2020 And only 16 of the 84 Super Bowl participants have come from Wild-Card Weekend (19 percent). Ben Volin,, "Everything you need to know about the NFL’s proposed 17-game schedule and expanded playoffs," 20 Feb. 2020 To determine viability in each precinct, the chair will add the total number of in-person attendees to total number of early vote participants to determine viability. Grace Segers, Alexander Tin, CBS News, "How do the Nevada caucuses work?," 19 Feb. 2020 The study, published Monday in Gut, a British Medical Journal publication, analyzed the gut microbiota of 612 study participants between the ages of 65 and 79. Erin Schumaker, ABC News, "Mediterranean diet may offer special health benefits for this age group," 18 Feb. 2020 Running: Tokyo Marathon organizers slashed the number of participants for this year’s race out of fear of the spread of the coronavirus coming from China., "Manchester United upsets Chelsea, opens up race for last Champions League spot," 17 Feb. 2020 The 34-year-old returned as one of the oldest participants in the dunk contest's history. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Dwight Howard pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at NBA Slam Dunk Contest with Superman slam," 16 Feb. 2020 Dakota Oso, 13, was one of the youngest participants in the ceremony. Diego Mendoza-moyers,, "San Antonio Pow Wow maintains once-dormant Native American tradition," 15 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of participant

1543, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of participant was in 1543

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25 Feb 2020

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“Participant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of participant

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


par·​tic·​i·​pant | \ pər-ˈti-sə-pənt How to pronounce participant (audio) , pär- \

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: a person who takes part in something contest participants

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