contribution [kon-tr uh- byoo-sh uhn] Synonyms Word Origin 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
Late Latin contribūtiōn-
-ion Related forms con·tri·bu·tion·al, adjective non·con·tri·bu·tion, noun o·ver·con·tri·bu·tion, noun pre·con·tri·bu·tion, noun su·per·con·tri·bu·tion, noun Synonyms for contribution
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British Dictionary definitions for non-contribution 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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Word Origin and History for non-contribution n.
late 14c., from Old French
contribution and directly from Latin contributionem (nominative contributio), noun of action from past participle stem of contribuere "to bring together, add, contribute," from com- "together" (see com-) + tribuere "to allot, pay" (see tribute).
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