Meaning of participation

par•tic•i•pa•tion

Pronunciation: (pär-tis"u-pā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of participating.
  2. the fact of taking part, as in some action or attempt: participation in a celebration.
  3. a sharing, as in benefits or profits: participation in a pension plan.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a venture characterized by more than one person, bank, or company participating in risk or profit: a participation loan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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