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Definitions for contribution
ˌkɒn trəˈbyu ʃəncon·tri·bu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contribution, part, sharenoun

    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, donationnoun

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

  3. contribution, donationnoun

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

  4. contributionnoun

    an amount of money contributed

    "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"

  5. contributionnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. contributionnoun

    Something given or offered that adds to a larger whole.

    Etymology: From contributionem, from contribuere.

  2. contributionnoun

    An amount of money given toward something.

    Etymology: From contributionem, from contribuere.

  3. contributionnoun

    The act of contributing.

    Etymology: From contributionem, from contribuere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contributionnoun

    the act of contributing

    Etymology: [L. contributio: cf. F. contribution.]

  2. Contributionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. contributio: cf. F. contribution.]

  3. Contributionnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. contributio: cf. F. contribution.]

  4. Contributionnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. contributio: cf. F. contribution.]

Freebase

  1. Contribution

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. contribution

    Money paid in order to save a place from being plundered by a hostile force. (See RANSOM.) Also, a sum raised among merchants, where goods have been thrown overboard in stress of weather, towards the loss of the owners thereof.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. contribution

    In a military sense, is an imposition or tax levied on the people of a conquered town or country.

Editors Contribution

  1. contribution

    The act and process of to contribute.

    Their contribution was so very helpful to everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contribution in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contribution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of contribution in a Sentence

  1. Mark Whittle:

    I think you really should learn the stories of these young ladies, you really should read the bios and know what they go through, he said. Pastorchikcompeted for the title against 100 otheryoung women at the 19thannual swimsuit competition. The finalists were selected from more than 18,000 Hooters waitresses who currently work in one of the more than 400 restaurants worldwide. According to Hooters, contestants are evaluated based on responses to interview questions, personality and overall contribution to the Hooters brand, as well as swimsuit attire. The cornerstone of the brand is the world famous Hooters girls, she is beautiful, wholesome, optimistic, charismatic and the greatest antidote to a bad day. Pastorchik will receive a $ 30,000 cash prize and the chance to serve as the face of the Hooters brand with opportunities to appear in advertisements and assist in international openings. The newHooters queen has her real estate license and attends a technical school where she studies business. She says she plans to put her winnings towards a four-year degree.

  2. David Miliband:

    No one pretends that refugee resettlement ends the war in Syria, but it's a tangible contribution to the lives of a significant number of people and a genuine action of solidarity with those neighboring states bearing the greatest strain.

  3. Tang Jianwei:

    If there is a set-back in trade talks, both external demand and domestic demand could be hit. If the U.S. and China reach a trade deal, China will have to step up imports form the U.S., which will reduce its trade surplus, which will reduce net exports' contribution to GDP growth.

  4. Kim Catechis:

    The contribution of trade to the economy is relatively low by global standards, the implication is that while China is undoubtedly hurt by the trade wars, the damage is not catastrophic.

  5. Lachlan Murdoch:

    Roger Ailes has made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country, roger shared my vision of a great and independent television organization and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years.

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