Meaning of “participant” in the English Dictionary

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"participant" in British English

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participantnoun [ C ]

uk /pɑːˈtɪs.ɪ.pənt/ us /pɑːrˈtɪs.ə.pənt/


  • The games is an international sporting event with more than three thousand participants.
  • She has been an active participant in the discussion.
  • The students claim to be willing participants in the experiment.
  • We were participants in a live debate on television.
  • The majority of course participants find subsequent employment.

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

"participant" in American English

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participantnoun [ C ]

us /pɑrˈtɪs·ə·pənt/

a person who takes part in or becomes involved in a particular activity:

Participants in the experiment also keep track of what they eat and drink over three days so their eating habits can be evaluated.

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

"participant" in Business English

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participantnoun [ C ]

uk /pɑːˈtɪsɪpənt/ us

someone who takes part in an event or activity:

a participant in sth We need to double the number of participants in the annual staff survey.

(Definition of “participant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)