nonparticipation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ participation

Noun[edit]

nonparticipation (uncountable)

  1. Abstinence from social activities.
    Voluntary nonparticipation in the work force is a growing problem in some developed countries.
    • 2009 August 17, Dexter Filkins, “Taliban Threats May Sway Vote in Afghanistan”, New York Times:
      The possibility of large-scale nonparticipation by the country’s Pashtuns is casting a cloud over the Afghan presidential election, which, American and other Western officials here believe, needs to be seen as legitimate by ordinary Afghans for the next government to exercise real authority over the next five years.