participatory
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]

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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 — (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 — [[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… …   English dictionary

  • 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

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