Definition of contribution in English:

contribution

Line breaks: con|tri|bu¦tion
Pronunciation: /kɒntrɪˈbjuːʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

1A gift or payment to a common fund or collection: the agency is mainly financed from voluntary contributions
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  • Don't forget that there is a special collection box in each porch for contributions to the renovation fund.
  • The organisation is a voluntary one, totally replying on contributions and fund raising.
  • The centre would be funded through developers' contributions and additional lottery grants.
Synonyms
1.1The part played by a person or thing in bringing about a result or helping something to advance: the major contribution of social scientists to the understanding of political life there was scarcely a branch of art to which he did not make a contribution
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  • As a result, teams can fail to leverage the unique contributions each member may bring.
  • This family has made a major contribution to our social, cultural and historic heritage.
  • All three students made a major contribution to the college's work to encourage good race relations in the town.
Synonyms
1.2A piece of writing submitted for publication in a journal, book, etc. local historians are requesting contributions for a forthcoming book on the history of the community
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  • His research interest was the metabolism of radioactive drugs, and he made many contributions to books and papers.
  • All articles or any contributions to the book would be most welcome and can be sent into the school office this December.
  • We would therefore warmly welcome contributions to the journal that take forward the conversations started here.
Synonyms
article, piece, story, item, chapter, paper, essay, a few paragraphs, a few words; (contributions)text, reading matter

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a tax or levy): from late Latin contributio(n-), from Latin contribuere 'bring together, add' (see contribute).

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