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participant (adj.)

"sharing, having a share or part," late 15c., from Old French participant and directly from Latin participantem (nominative participans), present participle of participare "to share in, partake of," from particeps "sharing, partaking" (see participation).

participant (n.)

"one who participates, a partaker," 1560s, from French participant, from Latin participantem (nominative participans), present participle of participare "to share in, partake of" from particeps "sharing, partaking" (see participation).

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Definitions of participant from WordNet

participant (n.)
someone who takes part in an activity;
Synonyms: player
participant (n.)
a person who participates in or is skilled at some game;
Synonyms: player
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