[ kon-truh-byoo-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈbyu ʃən /


the act of contributing.
something contributed.
an article, story, drawing, etc., furnished to a magazine or other publication.
an impost or levy.
Insurance. the method of distributing liability, in case of loss, among several insurers whose policies attach to the same risk.

Origin of contribution

1350–1400; Middle English contribucio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin contribūtiōn- (stem of contribūtiō). See contribute, -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for contribution

/ (ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən) /


the act of contributing
something contributed, such as money or ideas
an article, story, etc, contributed to a newspaper or other publication
insurance a portion of the total liability incumbent on each of two or more companies for a risk with respect to which all of them have issued policies
archaic a levy, esp towards the cost of a war