participatory


participatory
[[t]pɑː(r)tɪ̱sɪpe͟ɪtəri, AM -tɔːri[/t]]
ADJ: usu ADJ n
A participatory system, activity, or role involves a particular person or group of people taking part in it.

Fishing is said to be the most popular participatory sport in the U.K...

Studies have shown that women tend to be more participatory in their management style.


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  • participatory — [pär tis′əpə tôr΄ē, pər tis′əpə tôr΄ē] adj. 1. of or having to do with participation 2. allowing or providing for the participation of all members of a group [participatory democracy] * * * par·tic·i·pa·to·ry (pär tĭsʹə pə tôr ē, tōr ē) adj.… …   Universalium

  • participatory — par*tic i*pa*tor y (p[aum]r*t[i^]s [i^]*p[u^]*t[^o]r [y^]), adj. Affording the opportunity for individual participation; as, participatory democracy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • participatory — (adj.) 1881, from PARTICIPATE (Cf. participate) + ORY (Cf. ory). Participatory democracy attested from 1968 …   Etymology dictionary

  • participatory — [pär tis′əpə tôr΄ē, pər tis′əpə tôr΄ē] adj. 1. of or having to do with participation 2. allowing or providing for the participation of all members of a group [participatory democracy] …   English World dictionary

  • participatory — index common (shared), mutual (collective) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • participatory — UK US /pɑːˌtɪsɪˈpeɪtəri/ US  /pɑrˈtɪsɪpətɔri/ adjective HR, WORKPLACE ► PARTICIPATIVE(Cf. ↑participative) …   Financial and business terms

  • participatory — adjective Date: 1881 characterized by or involving participation; especially providing the opportunity for individual participation < participatory democracy > < participatory management > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • participatory — par|ti|ci|pa|tory [pa:ˌtısıˈpeıtəri US pa:rˈtısıpəto:ri] adj [usually before noun] formal a participatory way of organizing something, making decisions etc is one that involves everyone who will be affected ▪ a participatory democracy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • participatory — adjective formal a way of making decisions that is participatory involves everyone who is affected by the decisions: a participatory democracy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • participatory — adj. Participatory is used with these nouns: ↑democracy …   Collocations dictionary