What does participation mean?

Definitions for participationpɑrˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word participation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. participation, involvement(noun)

    the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)


  1. participation(Noun)

    the act or process of participating

  2. participation(Noun)

    the state of being related to a larger whole

  3. participation(Noun)

    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.

  4. participation(Noun)

    An ownership interest or profit-sharing right.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Participation(noun)

    the act or state of participating, or sharing in common with others; as, a participation in joy or sorrows

  2. Participation(noun)

    distribution; division into shares

  3. Participation(noun)

    community; fellowship; association

  4. Origin: [F. participation, L. participatio.]


  1. Participation

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. participation

    Play a role

    The crew participated in the production

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'participation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3535

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'participation' in Nouns Frequency: #1478


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of participation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of participation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dallin Oakes:

    We need their wisdom and participation!

  2. Representative Jason Chaffetz:

    Participation in this committee is not optional.

  3. Robert McCulloch:

    He has acknowledged his participation in firing the shots.

  4. Dimantha Mathew:

    The market is very dull as local participation is very low.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    Workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows.

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