participation

noun par·tic·i·pa·tion \ (ˌ)pär-ˌti-sə-ˈpā-shən , pər- \

Definition of participation

1 :the act of participating
2 :the state of being related to a larger whole

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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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