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1 any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; "I am proud of my contribution to the team's success"; "they all did their share of the work" [syn: part, share]
2 a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause [syn: donation]
3 act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity [syn: donation]
4 an amount of money contributed; "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"
5 a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story

User Contributed Dictionary



From contributionem, from contribuere.



  1. Something given or offered that adds to a larger whole.
  2. An amount of money given toward something.
  3. The act of contributing.


something given or offered that adds to a larger whole
  • Croatian: doprinos, kontribucija
  • Czech: příspěvek
  • Dutch: bijdrage
  • Finnish: myötävaikutus
  • French: contribution
  • German: Beitrag
  • Hebrew: תרומה (truma)
  • Romanian: contribuţie
  • Slovene: prispevek
(finance) an amount of money given toward something
the act of contributing
  • Croatian: doprinošenje
  • Czech: přispění
  • Dutch: bijdrage, bijdragen
  • Finnish: avustaminen
  • French: contribution
  • German: Beitrag , Beitragen (substantiviation of beitragen v)
  • Hebrew: תרומה (truma)



From contributio.


fr-noun f

Extensive Definition

Contribution may refer to:
contribution in German: Abgabe
contribution in Simple English: Contribution

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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