Meaning of “participation” in the English Dictionary

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"participation" in British English

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participationnoun [ U ]

uk /pɑːˌtɪs.ɪˈpeɪ.ʃən/ us /pɑːrˌtɪs.əˈpeɪ.ʃən/

the fact that you take part or become involved in something


  • Your participation in this investigation is vital.
  • Full participation by all members is compulsory.
  • It would be encouraging to see participation by all age groups.
  • A leg injury is preventing him from active participation in the competition.
  • His participation in religious activities was seized upon by the media.

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

"participation" in Business English

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participationnoun [ U ]

uk /pɑːˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/ us

the act of taking part in an event or activity:

Management must fully explain the changes and listen to concerns before asking for employee participation.
participation (of sb) in sth Staff participation in professional conferences is encouraged by the management.
We're talking about what we can do to stimulate the participation of women entrepreneurs in the economy.

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