engagement vs participation what difference

what is difference between engagement and participation

English

Etymology

From French engagement.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈɡeɪd͡ʒ.mənt/
  • Hyphenation: en‧gage‧ment

Noun

engagement (countable and uncountable, plural engagements)

  1. (countable) An appointment, especially to speak or perform.
    The lecturer has three speaking engagements this week.
  2. (uncountable) Connection or attachment.
    Check the gears for full engagement before turning the handle.
  3. (uncountable, by extension, about human emotional state) The feeling of being compelled, drawn in, connected to what is happening, interested in what will happen next.
  4. (countable, uncountable) The period of time when marriage is planned or promised.
    We are enjoying a long engagement, but haven’t yet set a date.
  5. (countable, uncountable) In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities.
    The engagement resulted in many casualties.
  6. (fencing, countable) The point at which the fencers are close enough to join blades, or to make an effective attack during an encounter.
    After engagement it quickly became clear which of the fencers was going to prevail.

Synonyms

  • commitment
  • action

Antonyms

  • apathy
  • disengagement

Derived terms

  • engagement ring
  • disengagement

Related terms

  • engage

Translations

See also

  • battle
  • campaign

References


French

Etymology

engager +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.ɡaʒ.mɑ̃/

Noun

engagement m (plural engagements)

  1. commitment
  2. engagement

Further reading

  • “engagement” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Norman

Etymology

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Noun

engagement m (plural engagements)

  1. (Jersey) engagement


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French [Term?], from Old French participacion, from Late Latin participatiō; synchronically analyzable as participate +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /pɑɹˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɑːˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: par‧ti‧ci‧pa‧tion

Noun

participation (countable and uncountable, plural participations)

  1. The act of participating, of taking part in something.
  2. The state of being related to a larger whole.
  3. The process during which individuals, groups and organizations are consulted about or have the opportunity to become actively involved in a project or program of activity.
  4. An ownership interest or profit-sharing right.

Related terms

  • participate
  • participant

Translations


French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin participātiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paʁ.ti.si.pa.sjɔ̃/

Noun

participation f (plural participations)

  1. participation

Related terms

  • participer

Further reading

  • “participation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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