Contribution - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌkɑːntrɪˈbjuːʃn|  American pronunciation of the word contribution
Brit.  |kɒntrɪˈbjuːʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word contribution


- the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result (syn: part, share)
I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
- a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause (syn: donation)
- act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity (syn: donation)
- an amount of money contributed
he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest
- a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story

Extra examples

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.

The money was raised by voluntary contribution.

The smallest contribution will be thankfully received.

She made an outstanding contribution to science.

Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to Quantum Theory.

The school sees its job as preparing students to make a contribution to society.

Wolko made outstanding contributions to children's medicine.

A contribution of £25 will buy 15 books.

Contributions to charities are tax deductible.

You can make annual contributions of up to $1000 in education savings accounts.

Have you been making regular contributions to a pension plan?

All the money has been raised by voluntary contribution.

I'd like to make a contribution in honor or memory of a friend or family member.

Word forms

singular: contribution
plural: contributions
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