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Contribution Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"
  • act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
  • a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story
  • an amount of money contributed; "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"
  • a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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" ,
  • a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause ,
  • act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity ,
  • 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

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Contribution'


  • Contribution: Contribution may refer to: Donation Sharing Payment Contribution (Law): a payment between defendants with joint and several liability to ...
  • Contribution margin: Contribution margin, or dollar contribution per unit, is the selling price per unit minus the variable cost per unit. “ Contribution...

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'Contribution' example sentence in quotations


* When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. - Roosevelt, Eleanor

* What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis. - W. Edwards Deming

* The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nations greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us. - John F. Kennedy


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Contribution Sample Sentences in News


  • 4 Ways to Increase Your 401(k) Contributions in 2015
    The IRS raised the 401(k) maximum contribution limit from $17,500 to $18,000 starting in 2015. Employees who are age 50 and older can contribute $6,000 extra to their 401(k) as catch up contributions. That's also an increase of $500 from the current catch up contribution amount of $5,500. Read more on this news related to 'Contribution'
  • UK's EU contribution soars to £11bn
    The UK's net contribution to the European Union soared to £11.3 billion in 2013, an increase of £2.7 billion from the previous year, according to official statistics. Read more on this news related to 'Contribution'
  • State contribution to TRS to increase by $300 million next year
    The state contribution for downstate teacher pensions will increase by more than $300 million in the next budget year.The Illinois Teachers' Retirement System board of trustees has given preliminary approval to a state contribution to the system of $3.72 billion for the budget year that starts July 1. That's a $307 million increase from the state's con Read more on this news related to 'Contribution'

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