engagement, participation, involvement, involution(noun)
the act of sharing in the activities of a group
"the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
the act or process of participating
the state of being related to a larger whole
the process during which individuals, groups and organizations are consulted about or have the opportunity to become actively involved in a project or program of activity.
An ownership interest or profit-sharing right.
the act or state of participating, or sharing in common with others; as, a participation in joy or sorrows
distribution; division into shares
community; fellowship; association
Origin: [F. participation, L. participatio.]
Participation in social science refers to different mechanisms for the public to express opinions - and ideally exert influence - regarding political, economic, management or other social decisions. Participatory decision making can take place along any realm of human social activity, including economic, political, management, cultural or familial. For well-informed participation to occur, it is argued that some version of transparency, e.g. radical transparency, is necessary, but not sufficient. It has also been argued that those most affected by a decision should have the most say while those that are least affected should have the least say in a topic.
Play a role
The crew participated in the production
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'participation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3535
Rank popularity for the word 'participation' in Nouns Frequency: #1478
The numerical value of participation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of participation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
Without glasnost there is not, and there cannot be, democratism, the political creativity of the masses and their participation in management.
The foreign participation is low, expecting a federal rate hike, while local participation was low due to the festive season and the ongoing investigations.
If the proposal only works for core banks it would defeat the purpose, to get the benefit across the euro zone you need participation from the peripheral banks.
Life itself is a race, marked by a start and a finish. It is what we learn during the race, and how we apply it, that determines whether our participation has had particular value.
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- Beteiligung, Teilnahme, PartizipationGerman
- deelneming, deelnameDutch
- uczestnictwo, udziałPolish
- učešće, учешћеSerbo-Croatian
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