noun con·tri·bu·tion \ˌkän-trə-ˈbyü-shən\

Definition of CONTRIBUTION

:  a payment (as a levy or tax) imposed by military, civil, or ecclesiastical authorities usually for a special or extraordinary purpose
:  the act of contributing; also :  the thing contributed
con·trib·u·tive \kən-ˈtri-byə-tiv\ adjective
con·trib·u·tive·ly adverb


  1. They thanked him for his contribution of time and money.
  2. He made an important contribution to the debate.
  3. As mayor, he made many positive contributions to the growth of the city.
  4. a book of essays including contributions from several well-known political columnists
  5. The money was raised by voluntary contribution.

First Known Use of CONTRIBUTION

14th century

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer
CONTRIBUTIVE Defined for Kids


noun con·tri·bu·tion \ˌkän-trə-ˈbyü-shən\

Definition of CONTRIBUTION for Kids

:  the act of giving something or something given :  donation


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