participation

noun par·tic·i·pa·tion \ (ˌ)pär-ˌti-sə-ˈpā-shən , pər- \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of participation

: the act of participating

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First Known Use of participation

14th century


PARTICIPATION Defined for Kids

participation

noun par·tic·i·pa·tion \ pär-ˌti-sə-ˈpā-shən \

Definition of participation for Students

: the act of joining with others in doing something
  • Class participation counts toward your grade.

Law Dictionary

participation

noun par·tic·i·pa·tion

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
2 a : 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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