What does contribution mean?

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.

  2. contributionnoun

    An amount of money given toward something.

  3. contributionnoun

    The act of contributing.

  4. Etymology: From contributionem, from contribuere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contributionnoun

    the act of contributing

  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

  3. Contributionnoun

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

  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

  5. 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. Michael Hoffmann:

    As individuals our individual contribution is small but as aggregate it’s important, if we drove a little less, turned the lights out at home, that would reduce our energy use. Many of us who own homes can install solar.The opportunities for individuals are wide open. Everyone can also raise their voices, all of us can do that for the sake of the future. Everyone can do a better job.

  2. Tom Ironside:

    Although we welcome the reduction in the salary threshold, it is disappointing that the government has not understood the needs of the economy and the vital contribution of workers supporting the operation of warehouses, food factories and city center stores.

  3. Tim Delaney:

    Scam artists, of which there are many, will start preying on people, the elderly. They’ll say they can’t take your tax deductible contribution unless you give them their Social Security number.

  4. Anil Ganeriwala:

    After the number zero this is India's biggest contribution to society, it is a symbol of our cultural richness.

  5. Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi:

    I think the Pope is probably trying to make the point that the church is composed of all four corners of the globe and not just one, the pope is trying to make people understand the existence of the 'small ones' and show that the 'small ones' can make a contribution.

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