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participant

[pahr-tis-uh-puh nt] /pɑrˈtɪs ə pənt/
noun
1.
a person or group that participates; partaker.
adjective
2.
participating; sharing.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin participant- (stem of participāns), present participle of participāre. See participate, -ant
Related forms
participantly, adverb
unparticipant, adjective
Synonyms
1. participator, associate, contributor, colleague.
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Word Origin and History for un participant

participant

adj.

1540s, from Latin participantem (nominative participans), present participle of participare "to share in, partake of," from particeps "sharing, partaking" (see participation).

n.

1560s, from Middle French participant, from Latin participantem (nominative participans), present participle of participare "to share in, partake of" from particeps "sharing, partaking" (see participation).

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