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CONTRIBUTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does contribution mean? 

CONTRIBUTION (noun)
  The noun CONTRIBUTION has 5 senses:

1. any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor
2. a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
3. act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
4. an amount of money contributed
5. a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story

  Familiarity information: CONTRIBUTION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTRIBUTION (noun)


Sense 1contribution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

contribution; share; part

Context examples:

I am proud of my contribution to the team's success / they all did their share of the work

Hypernyms ("contribution" is a kind of...):

attempt; effort; endeavor; endeavour; try (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "contribution"):

end (the part you are expected to play)


Sense 2contribution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

donation; contribution

Hypernyms ("contribution" is a kind of...):

gift (something acquired without compensation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "contribution"):

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)


Sense 3contribution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

donation; contribution

Hypernyms ("contribution" is a kind of...):

gift; giving (the act of giving)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "contribution"):

subscription (a pledged contribution)

alms (money or goods contributed to the poor)


Sense 4contribution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An amount of money contributed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest

Hypernyms ("contribution" is a kind of...):

amount; amount of money; sum; sum of money (a quantity of money)


Sense 5contribution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("contribution" is a kind of...):

publication; publishing (the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution)


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