[ pahr-tis-uh-pey-shuhn ]
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  1. an act or instance of participating.

  2. the fact of taking part, as in some action or attempt: participation in a celebration.

  1. a sharing, as in benefits or profits: participation in a pension plan.

  1. of or relating to a venture characterized by more than one person, bank, or company participating in risk or profit: a participation loan.

Origin of participation

First recorded in 1325–75; from Late Latin participātiōn-, stem of participātiō; equivalent to participate + -ion; replacing Middle English participacioun, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin, as above

Other words from participation

  • pre·par·tic·i·pa·tion, noun
  • un·der·par·tic·i·pa·tion, noun

Words Nearby participation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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