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contribution

noun

  1. (attempt)  the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    Synonyms: part, share. Type of: attempt
  2. (voluntary gift, money)  a voluntary gift (as of money, service, or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
    Synonyms: donation, donative [rare]. Type of: gift
  3. (giving)  the act of giving in common with others for a common purpose, especially to a charity
    Synonyms: donation, donative [rare]. Type of: giving
  4. (sum of money)  an amount of money contributed
    Type of: sum of money
  5. (publication)  a writing for publication, especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story
    Type of: publication

Etymology summary

Old French contribution and directly from Latin contributionem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

contribution

the act of contributing | something contributed, such as money or ideas | an article, story, etc, contributed to a newspaper or other publication | ... (22 of 494 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/contribution

Macmillan British Dictionary:

contribution [countable] | contributions [plural]

something that you do that helps to achieve something or to make it successful | an amount of money or something else of value that you give in order ... (28 of 204 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/contribution

Wikipedia:

Contribution [disambiguation] | Contribute

may refer to: Adobe Contribute Web editing software | Contribution may refer to: Donation | Sharing | Payment | Contribution (law): a payment between defendants with joint and several liability to apportion liability. | Publication in a newspaper, ... (33 of 145 words, 9 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

contribution | alms [synonym, sense-specific] | benefaction [synonym, sense-specific] | beneficence [synonym, sense-specific] | charity [synonym, sense-specific] | donation [synonym, sense-specific] | philanthropy [synonym, sense-specific] | offering [similar, sense-specific] | tithe [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a payment (as a levy or tax) imposed by military, civil, or ecclesiastical authorities usually for a special or extraordinary purpose | the act of ... (24 of 141 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/contribution

Oxford Dictionary:

contribution

a gift or payment to a common fund or collection | the part played by a person or thing in bringing about a result or helping something to advance | a ... (29 of 135 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/contribution

Cambridge Dictionary:

contribution

something that you do or give to help produce or achieve something together with other people, or to help make something successful (22 of 83 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/contribution

Random House Dictionary:

contribution

the act of contributing. | something contributed. | an article, story, drawing, etc., furnished to a magazine or other publication. | an impost or ... (21 of 51 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/contribution

New World Dictionary:

contribution

the act of contributing | something contributed, as money to a charity or a poem to a magazine | a special levy or tax ; [archaic] a levy for ... (27 of 43 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/contribution

American Heritage Dictionary:

contribution

The act of contributing. | Something contributed. | A payment exacted for a special purpose; an impost or a levy. | An article or other work submitted ... (24 of 29 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/contribution

Wiktionary:

contribution | contributions [plural]

Something given or offered that adds to a larger whole. | An amount of money given toward something. | The act of contributing. (21 of 23 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/contribution

Encarta Dictionary:

contribution | contributions [plural]

something such as money or time that is given, especially to a common fund or for a specific purpose | a regular fixed amount paid, e.g. to a ... (27 of 113 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861600011​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

contribution

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French contribution and directly from Latin contributionem (nominative contributio), from contribut-, past participle ... (17 of 32 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=contribution

Oxford Dictionary:

contribution

Origin: late Middle English (denoting a tax or levy): from late Latin contributio(n-), from Latin contribuere "bring together, add" (see "contribute")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/contribution

New World Dictionary:

contribution

Origin: Middle English contribucioun from Old French contribution from Latin contributio

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/contribution

Wiktionary:

contribution | contributions [plural]

Origin: Latin contributionem, from contribuere.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/contribution

Audio references

Wiktionary:

contribution | contributions [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "contribution"

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Collins Dictionary:

contribution

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "contribution"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/contribution

Macmillan British Dictionary:

contribution [countable] | contributions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "contribution"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/contribution

Macmillan American Dictionary:

contribution [countable] | contributions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "contribution"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/contribution

Cambridge Dictionary:

contribution

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "contribution"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "contribution"

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the Free Dictionary:

contribution

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Google Dictionary:

contribution | contributions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "contribution"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

contribution

Audio: North American pronunciation of "contribution"

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YourDictionary Audio:

contribution

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