[ pahr-tis-uh-pey-shuh n ]
/ pɑrˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃən /


an act or instance of participating.
the fact of taking part, as in some action or attempt: participation in a celebration.
a sharing, as in benefits or profits: participation in a pension plan.


of or relating to a venture characterized by more than one person, bank, or company participating in risk or profit: a participation loan.

Origin of participation

1325–75; < Late Latin participātiōn-, stem of participātiō (see participate, -ion); replacing Middle English participacioun < Anglo-French < Late Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM participation

pre·par·tic·i·pa·tion, noun un·der·par·tic·i·pa·tion, noun

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