Definition of non-participant in English:

non-participant

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noun

  • A person who does not take part in something: I’m happy to be a non-participant in the conversations [as modifier]: non-participant observations of classroom teaching
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    • Examples of non-participant research include the following: sitting by a conveyer belt on a factory floor observing the activities of the workers; studying the behavior of the audience at a rock concert; watching the interrogation of a suspect through a one-way mirror in a police station.
    • A party or witness or even a non-participant in the proceedings may refuse to disclose information, papers or answer questions even though such material may have a high degree of relevance and reliability.
    • Maybe you can't stand the way one group member always talks over other people, or you're sick of one of your group members being a non-participant.

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