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Noun: contribution  ,kón-tru'byoo-shun
  1. The effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result
    "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project";
    - part, share
  2. A voluntary gift (as of money, service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
    - donation
  3. Act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
    - 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

Derived forms: contributions

Type of: amount, amount of money, attempt, effort, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], gift, giving, publication, publishing, sum, sum of money, try

Encyclopedia: Contribution