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contribution

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

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.

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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

contribution
/ (ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən) /

noun

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
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