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contribution

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

Definition of contribution

  1. 1 :  a payment (as a levy or tax) imposed by military, civil, or ecclesiastical authorities usually for a special or extraordinary purpose

  2. 2 :  the act of contributing; also :  the thing contributed

con·trib·u·tive play \kən-ˈtri-byə-tiv\ adjective
con·trib·u·tive·ly adverb


Examples of contribution

  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.



14th Century

First Known Use of contribution

14th century



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