participation

[pahr-tis-uh-pey-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act or instance of participating.
2.
the fact of taking part, as in some action or attempt: participation in a celebration.
3.
a sharing, as in benefits or profits: participation in a pension plan.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to a venture characterized by more than one person, bank, or company participating in risk or profit: a participation loan.

Origin:
1325–75; < Late Latin participātiōn-, stem of participātiō (see participate, -ion); replacing Middle English participacioun < Anglo-French < Late Latin, as above

preparticipation, noun
underparticipation, noun
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participate (pɑːˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt)
 
vb (often foll by in)
to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
 
[C16: from Latin participāre, from parspart + capere to take]
 
par'ticipant
 
adj, —n
 
partici'pation
 
n
 
par'ticipator
 
n
 
par'ticipatory
 
adj

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participation
late 14c., from O.Fr. participation (13c.), from L.L. participationem (nom. participatio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. participare "participate," from particeps (gen. participis) "partaker," from pars (gen. partis) "part" (see part (n.)) + root of capere "to take" (see
capable). Participatory is attested from 1881; participatory democracy is from 1968.
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Example sentences
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.
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