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Meaning of contribution by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin contributionem, from contribuere .

Explanation of contribution by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the part played by a person in bringing about a result

    2. I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
    3. act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

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

    5. an amount of money contributed

    6. he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest
    7. a voluntary gift ( as of money or service or ideas ) made to some worthwhile cause

    Definition of contribution by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Contribution n. [L. contributio: cf. F. contribution.]
      1. The act of contributing.

      2. 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.

      A certain contribution for the poor saints which are at jerusalem. Rom. xv. 26.

      Aristotle's actual contributions to the physical sciences. Whewell.

      3. ( Mil. ) An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country.

      These sums, . . . and the forced contributions paid by luckless peasants, enabled him to keep his straggling troops together. Motley.

      4. ( Law ) 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.