AskDefine | Define participation

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities" [syn: engagement, involvement, involution] [ant: non-engagement, non-engagement, non-engagement]
2 the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.) [syn: involvement]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. the act of participating
  2. the state of being related to a larger whole
  3. 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. An ownership interest or profit-sharing right.

Related terms


act of participating



  • IPA: /paʁɔ̃/
  • SAMPA: /

Extensive Definition

Participation, in addition to its dictionary definition, has specific meanings in certain areas.


Participant redirects here.
participation in Russian: Участник

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