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donation Line breaks: do¦na|tion
Pronunciation: /də(ʊ)ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of donation in English:


1Something that is given to a charity, especially a sum of money: please send your donation of £20 to the Disaster Appeal
More example sentences
  • On Wednesday the school sent a letter to parents asking for donations and the money started to flood in.
  • Many of his sponsors doubled their donations, and the money was presented last Friday.
  • In addition, our charitable trust provides donations to national and local causes.
1.1 [mass noun] The action of donating something: the donation of carpets, chairs, and cutlery
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  • New artefacts are being brought in all the time either by donation or bequest.
  • The event saw a brief presentation on eye donation followed by a question and answer session.
  • We know that many relatives say no to organ donation simply because they do not know what their loved one would have wanted.


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin donatio(n-), from the verb donare, based on donum 'gift'.

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