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[pahr-tis-uh-pey-shuh n] /pɑrˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃən/
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
1325-75; < Late Latin participātiōn-, stem of participātiō (see participate, -ion); replacing Middle English participacioun < Anglo-French < Late Latin, as above
Related forms
preparticipation, noun
underparticipation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • participation in service activities is also required.
  • Due to the enthusiastic response, public participation continues.
  • participation in the federal program promotes bad development and leads to costlier damage.
  • Events, changes at national level are too far away to understand and from point of effective participation.
  • We will then e-mail you with additional information and web site links regarding project participation back to top.
  • Here are three expeditions that offer natural beauty, enjoyment and meaningful participation.
  • Treks vary in duration, amount of participation and route.
  • But without full and formal participation by the public, that work will never seem complete.
  • It's effective participation in policymaking that matters.
  • Proceeds from the sale of the participation kits will help fund the legacy project.
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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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