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"contribution" in British English

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contributionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌkɒn.trɪˈbjuː.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn.trɪˈbjuː.ʃən/
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?

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(Definition of contribution from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contribution" in American English

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contributionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌkɑn·trəˈbju·ʃən/
money, support, or other help: [C] He made a substantial contribution to the building fund.
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"contribution" in Business English

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contributionnoun

uk   us   /ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən/
[usually plural] HR payments from a company or employee to pay for an employee's benefits such as medical insurance or a pension: He should be investing at least 10% of his salary (including his employer's contributions). Her plan automatically increases her pension contributions each year.
[C] FINANCE money given to a person or organization in order to help them achieve a particular goal: Funding would come from the state budget, but it could include private contributions and insurance money from contractors. He raised $1.2 million in campaign contributions.
[C or U] ACCOUNTING the amount of money earned from a product, service, or activity which is used to pay for its overheads (= regular and necessary costs of operating a business): Earnings from operations were up 19% year over year, largely driven by increased contributions from the company's graphics business.
[C or U] INSURANCE the part of the total insurance payment that one insurance company pays to a customer, when more than one insurance company provides insurance for the same injury, accident, loss, etc.
(Definition of contribution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contribution”
in Arabic مُساهَمة…
in Korean 공헌…
in Portuguese contribuição…
in Catalan aportació…
in Japanese 寄付…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贡献, 奉献, 捐款…
in Turkish yardım, katılım, maddi katkı…
in Russian вклад, взнос, пожертвование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貢獻, 奉獻, 捐款…
in Italian contributo…
in Polish wkład, datek…
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