contribution

When you make a contribution, it means you're giving something away — whether it's your money, your possessions, or your time.

A contribution can take many forms. Some contributions are measurable, like a $10 donation to the Salvation Army. Others are less tangible. When a student raises his hand in class to ask a question, he's making a contribution, because the answer to his question enriches the other students' learning experience.

Primary Meanings of contribution

1.
n
a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
2.
n
a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings, as an article or story
Full Definitions of contribution
1

n a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

Synonyms:
donation
Types:
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benefaction
a contribution of money or assistance
offering
money contributed to a religious organization
political contribution, political donation
a contribution made to a politician or a political campaign or a political party
tithe
an offering of a tenth part of some personal income
offertory
the offerings of the congregation at a religious service
Peter's pence, hearth money
an annual contribution made by Roman Catholics to support the papal see
soft money
political contributions made in such a way as to avoid the United States regulations for federal election campaigns (as by contributions to a political action committee)
thank offering
an offering made as an expression of thanks
Type of:
gift
something acquired without compensation

n act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

Synonyms:
donation
Types:
subscription
a pledged contribution
alms
money or goods contributed to the poor
Type of:
gift, giving
the act of giving

n an amount of money contributed

“he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest”
Type of:
amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money
a quantity of money

n the part played by a person in bringing about a result

“I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project”
Synonyms:
part, share
Types:
end
the part you are expected to play
Type of:
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
2

n a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings, as an article or story

Type of:
publication, publishing
the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution

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