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English definition of “contribution”

contribution

noun [C or U]     /ˌkɒn.trɪˈbjuː.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/
B2 something that you contribute or do to help produce or achieve something together with other people, or to help make something successful: All contributions (= presents of money), no matter how small, will be much appreciated. All contributions (= articles to be printed) for the school magazine must be received by 1 August. This invention made a major contribution to road safety. She didn't make much of a contribution (= she did not say much) at today's meeting, did she?Helping and co-operating
(Definition of contribution noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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