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individual participation by citizens in political decisions and policies that affect their lives, especially directly rather than through elected representatives.


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  • Participial

    [pahr-tuh-sip-ee-uh l] /ˌpɑr təˈsɪp i əl/ Grammar adjective 1. of or relating to a . 2. similar to or formed from a . noun 3. a . adj. 1590s, from Middle French participial and directly from Latin participialis, from participium (see participle). As a noun from 1560s.

  • Participatory journalism

    noun See citizen journalism

  • Participialize

    [pahr-tuh-sip-ee-uh-lahyz] /ˌpɑr təˈsɪp i əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), participialized, participializing. 1. to form (a word) into a participle; make .

  • Participle

    [pahr-tuh-sip-uh l, -suh-puh l] /ˈpɑr təˌsɪp əl, -sə pəl/ noun, Grammar. 1. an adjective or complement to certain auxiliaries that is regularly derived from the verb in many languages and refers to participation in the action or state of the verb; a verbal form used as an adjective. It does not specify person or number […]

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