Definition of participatory
: characterized by or involving participation; especially : providing the opportunity for individual participation participatory democracy participatory management
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The basic reason that universal service has been an important goal of telecom policy since the 1930s is that Americans want the American experience to be inclusive and broadly participatory.
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Definition of participatory for English Language Learners
: providing the opportunity for people to be involved in deciding how something is done
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