Participation in extracurricular activities makes you a well-rounded person. Getting involved in different groups and pursuits is not only educational, but also an opportunity to make lifelong friends.

Notice that the first syllable in this noun is part-, as in, “take part.” Participation is the act of participating, or being related to a larger whole. Another word for this is involvement. A person can enjoy participation in a club, a celebration, or even a conversation.

Definitions of participation

n the act of sharing in the activities of a group

engagement, involution, involvement
non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation
withdrawing from the activities of a group
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an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
intercession, intervention
the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
group participation
participation by all members of a group
the act of incurring (making yourself subject to something undesirable)
intermediation, mediation
the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
Type of:
group action
action taken by a group of people

n the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)

Type of:
condition, status
a state at a particular time

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