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con·tri·bu·tion

 (kŏn′trĭ-byo͞o′shən)
n.
1. The act of contributing.
2. Something contributed.
3. A payment exacted for a special purpose; an impost or a levy.
4. An article or other work submitted for publication.
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contribution

(ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən)
n
1. the act of contributing
2. something contributed, such as money or ideas
3. (Journalism & Publishing) an article, story, etc, contributed to a newspaper or other publication
4. (Insurance) insurance a portion of the total liability incumbent on each of two or more companies for a risk with respect to which all of them have issued policies
5. archaic a levy, esp towards the cost of a war
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con•tri•bu•tion

(ˌkɒn 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.
5. the method of distributing liability among several insurers whose policies attach to the same risk.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
con`tri•bu′tion•al, adj.
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Contribution

 something given to a common stock or fund; a sum of money or item voluntarily contributed, 1582.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contribution - 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"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
end - the part you are expected to play; "he held up his end"
2.contribution - a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile causecontribution - a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
gift - something acquired without compensation
benefaction - a contribution of money or assistance
offering - money contributed to a religious organization
political contribution, political donation - a contribution made to a politician or a political campaign or a political party
3.contribution - act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
giving, gift - the act of giving
subscription - a pledged contribution
alms - money or goods contributed to the poor
4.contribution - an amount of money contributed; "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"
amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money - a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
5.contribution - a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story
publishing, publication - the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
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contribution

noun gift, offering, grant, donation, input, subscription, bestowal companies that make charitable contributions of a half million dollars or more
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contribution

noun
Something given to a charity or cause:
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Translations
إِسْهامهِبَة، تَبَرُّع مالي
příspěvekpřispěnípřispívání
bidragindlægstoftilskud
panus
avustaminenavustuspanostuki
doprinosdoprinošenjekontribucija
hozzájárulásközremûködés
framlagframlag, gjöf
寄付
기여
contribuţiedonaţie
prispenie
prispevek
bidrag
การมีส่วนร่วม
bağışkatkıkatkıda bulunmayardımyardım etme
sự đóng góp

contribution

[ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən] N (= money) → contribución f, aporte m (esp LAm); (to journal) → artículo m, colaboración f; (to discussion) → intervención f, aportación f; [of information etc] → aportación f; (to pension fund) → cuota f, cotización f
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contribution

[ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən] n
[money, goods] → contribution f
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contribution

nBeitrag m(to zu); (= donation also)Spende f(to für); to make a contribution to somethingeinen Beitrag zu etw leisten; the beer is my contributiondas Bier stelle ich; I appreciate the contribution of so much of your time/effortich weiß es zu schätzen, dass Sie Ihre Zeit so großzügig zur Verfügung gestellt/solche Anstrengungen unternommen haben
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contribution

[ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃn] n (money, goods) → contributo, offerta, donazione f; (help, assistance) → contributo, contribuzione f (Brit) (payment) → contributi mpl; (article, story) → contributo, collaborazione; (in discussion) → intervento
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contribute

(kənˈtribjut) verb
1. to give (money, help etc) along with others. Have you contributed (any money) to this charity?; I've been contributing (articles) to this paper for many years.
2. (with to) to help to cause to happen. His gambling contributed to his downfall.
ˌcontriˈbution (kon-) noun
1. the act of contributing.
2. something contributed, especially money. Would you like to make a contribution to this charity?
conˈtributor noun
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contribution

إِسْهام příspěvek bidrag Beitrag συνεισφορά contribución panos contribution doprinos contributo 寄付 기여 bijdrage bidrag wkład contribuição вклад bidrag การมีส่วนร่วม katkı sự đóng góp 贡献
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But notwithstanding the imperfection of the rule as applied to the relative wealth and contributions of the States, it is evidently the least objectionable among the practicable rules, and had too recently obtained the general sanction of America, not to have found a ready preference with the convention.
The one thing that recalled the patriotic fervor everyone had displayed during the Emperor's stay was the call for contributions of men and money, a necessity that as soon as the promises had been made assumed a legal, official form and became unavoidable.
Her public contributions amounted to the sum of 216,000 florins-- a perfect godsend.
Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance.
Their refusal would be too plausible a pretext to the complaining States to withhold their contributions, not to be embraced with avidity; and the non-compliance of these States with their engagements would be a ground of bitter discussion and altercation.
When the providore has received these contributions, he divides them according to the number of persons, and the want they are in: the proportion they observe in this distribution is twenty pots of beer, ten of mead, and one cow to a hundred loaves.
The Cretans conducted their public meals better than the Lacedaemonians, for at Lacedsemon each individual was obliged to furnish what was assessed upon him; which if he could not do, there was a law which deprived him of the rights of a citizen, as has been already mentioned: but in Crete they were furnished by the community; for all the corn and cattle, taxes and contributions, which the domestic slaves were obliged to furnish, were divided into parts and allotted to the gods, the exigencies of the state, and these public meals; so that all the men, women, and children were maintained from a common stock.
Then we would talk of agents and the offers they had obtained for us; of editors and the sort of contributions they welcomed, how much they paid a thousand, and whether they paid promptly or otherwise.
of us will join any organization for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and by our words and acts and contributions work to prevent the perpetration of cruelties on animals.
His contributions to our funds have been magnificent; his advice, his sympathy, invaluable.
It is one of the most striking and important of the century's contributions to medical science.
He likes to write, and he'll give a tone to our contributions and keep us from being sentimental, don't you see?

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