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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tri·bu·tion /ˌkɑntrəˈbjuʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tri·bu·tion n.
 1. The act of contributing.
 2. That which is contributed; -- either the portion which an individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole which is formed by the gifts of individuals.
    A certain contribution for the poor saints which are at jerusalem.   --Rom. xv. 26.
    Aristotle's actual contributions to the physical sciences.   --Whewell.
 3. Mil. An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country.
    These sums, . . . and the forced contributions paid by luckless peasants, enabled him to keep his straggling troops together.   --Motley.
 4. Law Payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their number for the common benefit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: part,
      2: a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to
         some worthwhile cause [syn: donation]
      3: act of giving in common with others for a common purpose
         especially to a charity [syn: donation]
      4: an amount of money contributed; "he expected his
         contribution to be repaid with interest"
      5: a writing for publication especially one of a collection of
         writings as an article or story