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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 underparticipation

participation

n.

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).

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