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adjective par·tic·i·pa·to·ry \pär-ˈti-sə-pə-ˌtȯr-ē, pər-\

Definition of participatory

  1. :  characterized by or involving participation; especially :  providing the opportunity for individual participation participatory democracy participatory management

1881

First Known Use of participatory

1881


PARTICIPATORY Defined for English Language Learners

participatory

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adjective par·tic·i·pa·to·ry \pär-ˈti-sə-pə-ˌtȯr-ē, pər-\

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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