Meaning of “involvement” in the English Dictionary

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"involvement" in British English

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involvementnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ɪnˈvɒlv.mənt/ us /ɪnˈvɑːlv.mənt/

B2 the act or process of taking part in something:

The team's continued involvement in the competition is uncertain.
Being on the committee is one involvement I could do without.

a romantic or sexual relationship:

She spoke openly about her involvement with the former prime minister.

More examples

  • We have decreased our involvement in children's books.
  • He denied that he had any direct involvement in the deal.
  • The decision to escalate UN involvement has been taken in the hopes of a swift end to the hostilities.
  • His involvement with the project began when he was on (a) secondment from NASA to the European Space Agency.
  • Community involvement is central to our plan.

(Definition of “involvement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"involvement" in American English

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involvementnoun [ C/U ]

us /ɪnˈvɑlv·mənt, -ˈvɔlv-/

the state of being included in an activity:

[ U ] He was accused of involvement in the robbery.

(Definition of “involvement” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)