Definition of 'contribution'
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We are going to substantially cut our financial contribution. The Sun (2016)He wanted a new car and for me to make a little contribution. The Sun (2017)Then there is the financial contribution to society to consider. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For this he must make his biggest contribution to the team. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ministers thought the public needed protection against their charitable contributions being used to further political agendas they might not endorse. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The legal ownership of the property should also reflect the financial contribution made at the outset and the mortgage payments. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Some companies did make voluntary contributions, though. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One famous mixed boarding school is littered with award-winning new buildings thanks to the generous contribution of such parents. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Pharmaceutical companies make an important contribution to medical research, providing much of the cash for clinical trials of new drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Taking the people whom you have on your team with you and saying thank you to them, recognising the contribution they make. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Olive received many accolades for his myriad contributions across the field of theoretical physics. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The big issue is prize money and particularly the contribution from the levy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Their contribution to longterm financial stability and growth will be substantial. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Experts fear some firms will cut contributions further to help meet this new bill. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is because income tax relief is given on the contributions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The big safari companies make significant contributions to education and health. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Their employers make quite generous contributions alongside their own. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Should the church treat these checks as charitable contributions? Christianity Today (2000)This is an abbreviation of contribution towards fixed costs and profit. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)Such learning makes a vital contribution to respect and tolerance of individuals with different beliefs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This provides a fantastic ranking for the total contribution made in the season. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Made a substantial financial contribution to the expedition and supplied many of its scientific instruments. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)Older workers have a vital contribution to make to our recovery and prosperity. The Sun (2010)The fee makes a contribution to the cost incurred. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The amount you receive at retirement is the total pot of contributions plus any investment growth. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Britain makes a substantial contribution to helping refugees in the region and should be proud of the effort. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Productivity losses in financial services are a real cause for concern given the significant contribution of this sector to our economy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The duo also made telling contributions to the two second-half tries. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The next generation will hope to continue their county's generous contributions to the national cause. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Of the other two legs, contributions by employers and employees must increase significantly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But they should also be respected for the contribution they have made to Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Despite the allegations, polls show him continuing to lead the field and campaign contributions have sharply increased. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'contribution'
British English: contribution /ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən/ NOUN
If you make a contribution to something, you do something to help make it successful or to produce it.
He won a prize for his contribution to world peace.
- American English: contribution
- Arabic: إِسْهام
- Brazilian Portuguese: contribuição
- Chinese: 贡献
- Croatian: doprinos
- Czech: příspěvek
- Danish: bidrag
- Dutch: bijdrage
- European Spanish: contribución
- Finnish: panos osallistuminen
- French: contribution
- German: Beitrag
- Greek: συνεισφορά
- Italian: contributo
- Japanese: 寄付
- Korean: 기여
- Norwegian: bidrag
- Polish: wkład
- European Portuguese: contribuição
- Romanian: contribuție
- Russian: вклад
- Spanish: contribución
- Swedish: bidrag
- Thai: การมีส่วนร่วม
- Turkish: katkı
- Ukrainian: внесок
- Vietnamese: sự đóng góp
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