Definition of contribution
contributiveplay \kən-ˈtri-byə-tiv\ adjective
Examples of contribution in a Sentence
They thanked him for his contribution of time and money.
He made an important contribution to the debate.
As mayor, he made many positive contributions to the growth of the city.
a book of essays including contributions from several well-known political columnists
The money was raised by voluntary contribution.
Recent Examples of contribution from the Web
The Trump administration has proposed a 31 percent cut in contributions to the U.N. starting in October.
Of all the words that have been spilled about Nelson Mandela over the years, perhaps the most interesting center around his thoughts on and contributions to the arena of sports.
In another provision, Senate appropriators once again have moved to zero out funding for the U.S. contribution to ITER, the gigantic fusion experiment under construction in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance, France.
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Its 2015 annual report, for example, trumpeted the financing of a big supermarket in Côte d’Ivoire as typical of its contribution to African development.
Americans are peeved about rich European members shorting NATO of their mandatory contributions.
The city is matching the grant with in-kind contributions.
Many historians have highlighted the contribution of merchant shipping generally in that war.
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Legal Definition of contribution
1 : payment of a share of an amount for which one is liable: as a : shared payment of a judgment by joint tortfeasors especially according to proportional fault — compare apportion a b : pro rata apportionment of loss among all the insurance policies covering the same person or property — compare indemnity
2 : the money paid by one responsible for a share
3 : payment to a common fund (as by an employer or employee to an insurance plan or retirement fund)
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