Definition of participation
1 : the act of participating
2 : the state of being related to a larger whole
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With labor force participation already lingering near its lowest levels since the 1970s, economists see a big challenge in bringing more workers off the sidelines eight years into this economic expansion.
Dr. Otis Brawley, the society’s chief medical and scientific officer, cautioned that the call for better cancer prevention is not about trying to shame people into compliance, but to inspire them toward more participation.
India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries.
Teachers are implementing basic practices to address participation imbalances such as calling on students by randomly pulling names from a class set of name cards.
Among the highlight of this year's Senior Games will be the participation of three centenarians in events in Birmingham.
The series expects participation through the nearly eight weeks of play to be at or around the record 107,833 who played during last year’s tournament, said Seth Palansky, the tournament’s spokesman.
Gen. H. R. McMaster, said that Mr. Trump’s participation in the ceremony was an implicit endorsement of Article 5.
The Chicago metro area hit record-low unemployment in April, but state officials highlighted sluggish job growth and declining labor force participation as no reason to celebrate.
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First Known Use of participation
PARTICIPATION Defined for Kids
Definition of participation for Students
: the act of joining with others in doing something Class participation counts toward your grade.
Legal Definition of participation
1 : the action or state of taking part in something: as a : association with others in a relationship (as a partnership) or an enterprise usually on a formal basis with specified rights and obligations a loan made directly or in participation with a bank b : profit sharing
2a : something in which shares are taken by more than one party b : something that results in a share (as of a distribution)
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