What does contribution mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word contribution.

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

Wiktionary

  1. contribution(Noun)

    Something given or offered that adds to a larger whole.

    Etymology: From contributionem, from contribuere.

  2. contribution(Noun)

    An amount of money given toward something.

    Etymology: From contributionem, from contribuere.

  3. contribution(Noun)

    The act of contributing.

    Etymology: From contributionem, from contribuere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contribution(noun)

    the act of contributing

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

  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

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

  3. Contribution(noun)

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

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

  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

    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  

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

How to pronounce contribution?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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How to say contribution in sign language?

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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. The Times:

    The New York Times story directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his Cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict the effects is limited.

  2. Greg Daniel:

    It will take a financial contribution to get this off the ground. It's expensive and complicated, most people think this is already being done, but we don't have the fundamental ability to link devices to their outcomes, like on the drug side.

  3. Jeremy Farrar:

    We must not lose sight of the immense contribution that a safe and effective vaccine would make.

  4. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga:

    As for Japan's (financial) contribution (to UNESCO), we plan to look into all possibilities and revisions, including halting payments.

  5. Michael Bloomberg:

    In terms of running for office, I ran three times. I used only my own money, so I didn't have to ask anybody what they wanted in return for a contribution, the public liked that every time they elected me. And, if I ran again, I would do the same thing.

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