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participation

[pahr-tis-uh-pey-shuh n] /pɑrˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃən/
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
1325-1375
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
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Word Origin and History for preparticipation
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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