par·​tic·​i·​pa·​tive | \ pär-ˈti-sə-pə-tiv How to pronounce participative (audio) , pər-, -ˌpā-tiv \

Definition of participative

: relating to or involving participation especially : of, relating to, or being a style of management in which subordinates participate in decision making

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Recent Examples on the Web Lygia Pape, known for bold, participative performances and sculptures of iridescent gold filaments, appeared at the Met Breuer. Jason Farago, New York Times, "She Led Latin American Art in a Bold New Direction," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of participative

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Participative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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