- an act or instance of participating.
- the fact of taking part, as in some action or attempt: participation in a celebration.
- a sharing, as in benefits or profits: participation in a pension plan.
- 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
Related Words for participationattendance, help, presence, support, sharing, cooperation, aid, assistance, concurrence, encouragement
Examples from the Web for participation
Contemporary Examples of participation
Krivov was arrested in October 2012, on the dubious charges of participation in “mass riots.”Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
Tweeting and Instagramming about their participation, making themselves the story like they want to be congratulated.The Unbearable Whiteness of Protesting
Rawiya Kameir, Judnick Mayard
December 10, 2014
Apparently the participation of Prince George has, however, been ruled out.Pregnant Kate Could Vist China Early Next Year
November 23, 2014
Modern threats make it necessary at times to act without the participation of Congress.Who Gets to Decide When We Go to War?
September 21, 2014
For these individuals, their participation in the study will be concluded.The Genetic Heroes That Could Cure the Sick
July 1, 2014
Historical Examples of participation
And you mean by the word 'participation' a power of doing or suffering?Sophist
And do not 'will be,' 'will become,' 'will have become,' signify a participation of future time?
And 'is,' or 'becomes,' signifies a participation of present time?
And can that which has no participation in being, either assume or lose being?
For 'to be' is the participation of being in present time, 'to have been' in past, 'to be about to be' in future time.
Word Origin and History for participation
late 14c., from Old French participacion (13c.) and directly from Late Latin participationem (nominative participatio) "partaking," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin participare "participate in, share in, partake of; to make partaker, to share, impart," from particeps (genitive participis) "partaker, comrade, fellow soldier," also, as an adjective, "sharing, partaking," from pars (genitive partis) "part" (see part (n.)) + -cip-, weak form of stem of capere "to take" (see capable).