Definitions for Contributionˌkɒn trəˈbyu ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tri•bu•tionˌkɒn trəˈbyu ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of contributing.

  2. something contributed.

  3. an article, story, etc., furnished to a publication.

  4. an impost or levy.

    Category: Business

  5. the method of distributing liability among several insurers whose policies attach to the same risk.

    Category: Business

Origin of contribution:

1350–1400; ME (< AF) < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. contribution, part, share(noun)

    the part played by a person in bringing about a result

    "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"; "they all did their share of the work"

  2. contribution, donation(noun)

    a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

  3. contribution, donation(noun)

    act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

  4. contribution(noun)

    an amount of money contributed

    "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"

  5. contribution(noun)

    a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. contribution(noun)ˌkɒn trəˈbyu ʃən

    sth given to help

    to make a contribution to the fund

  2. contributionˌkɒn trəˈbyu ʃən

    the positive influence or involvement sb has

    contributions of 20th Century women to physics


  1. contribution(Noun)

    Something given or offered that adds to a larger whole.

  2. contribution(Noun)

    An amount of money given toward something.

  3. contribution(Noun)

    The act of contributing.

  4. Origin: From contributionem, from contribuere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contribution(noun)

    the act of contributing

  2. Contribution(noun)

    that which is contributed; -- either the portion which an individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole which is formed by the gifts of individuals

  3. Contribution(noun)

    an irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country

  4. Contribution(noun)

    payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their number for the common benefit


  1. Contribution

    The part played by somebody or something in bringing about an end or result.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contribution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1965

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contribution' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2155

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contribution' in Nouns Frequency: #579

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the act of contributing.

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