AskDefine | Define involvement

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1 the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities" [syn: engagement, participation, involution] [ant: non-engagement, non-engagement, non-engagement]
2 a connection of inclusion or containment; "he escaped involvement in the accident"; "there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen"
3 a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music" [syn: interest]
4 a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship [syn: affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, amour]
5 the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.) [syn: participation]

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  1. The act of involving, or the state of being involved.


the act of involving or state of being involved

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