Share this entry

Share this page

non-participant

Line breaks: non-partici¦pant

Definition of non-participant in English:

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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of non-participant in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure