- 1A gift or payment to a common fund or collection: the agency is mainly financed from voluntary contributionsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 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 contributionMore example sentences
- 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.
- 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 communityMore example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English (denoting a tax or levy): from late Latin contributio(n-), from Latin contribuere 'bring together, add' (see contribute).