Definition of participation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

participation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//pɑːˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the act of taking part in an activity or event a show with lots of audience participation participation in something A back injury prevented active participation in any sports for a while. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin participatio(n-), from participat- ‘shared in’, from the verb participare, based on pars, part- ‘part’ + capere ‘take’.Extra examples Some of the magic tricks called for audience participation. Teachers were asked to solicit student participation. The club encourages participation in sporting activities. The labor-force participation of mothers has risen steadily since 1976. The scheme aims to encourage increased participation in sporting activities. Those who declined participation were excused and sent back to the classroom. We have to improve and increase mass participation in sports. We were very pleased with the high level of participation in the charity events. active citizen participation in governance direct participation by the masses in the running of the country direct participation in the running of the country the decline in voting and civic participation It’s a show with lots of audience participation.
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