par·tic·i·pa·tion /(ˌ)pɑrˌtɪsəˈpeʃən, pɚ/
1. The act or state of participating, or sharing in common with others; as, a participation in joy or sorrows.
These deities are so by participation. --Bp. Stillingfleet.
What an honor, that God should admit us into such a blessed participation of himself! --Atterbury.
2. Distribution; division into shares. [Obs.]
3. Community; fellowship; association. [Obs.]
n 1: the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the
teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in
class activities" [syn: engagement, involvement, involution]
[ant: non-engagement, non-engagement, non-engagement]
2: the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows
or partners etc.) [syn: involvement]