Contribution

  • 1 contribution — [ kɔ̃tribysjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1317; lat. contributio 1 ♦ Part que chacun donne pour une charge, une dépense commune. ⇒ cotisation, 1. écot, 1. part, quote part, tribut. Il a donné telle somme pour sa contribution, en contribution, comme contribution.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 contribution — con·tri·bu·tion n 1: payment of a share of an amount for which one is liable: as a: shared payment of a judgment by joint tortfeasors esp. according to proportional fault compare apportion a b: pro rata apportionment of loss among all the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 contribution — CONTRIBUTION. s. fém. Levée extraordinaire faite par autorité publique. Les Villages ont payé tant par contribution, par forme de contribution. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De ce qui se paye en temps de guerre par ordre du Général en pays ennemi.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4 contribution — Contribution. s. f. v. Levée extraordinaire faite par authorité publique. Les villages ont payé tant par contribution, par forme de contribution. Il se dit aussi, De ce que l on paye aux ennemis pour se garentir du pillage, pour se redimer des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 contribution — margin The additional profit that will be earned by an organization when the breakeven point production has been exceeded. The unit contribution is the difference between the unit selling price of a product and its marginal cost of production.… …

    Accounting dictionary

  • 6 Contribution — Con tri*bu tion, n. [L. contributio: cf. F. contribution.] 1. The act of contributing. [1913 Webster] 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 contribution — late 14c., from O.Fr. contribution and directly from L. contributionem (nom. contributio), from contribut , pp. stem of contribuere to bring together, add, contribute, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + tribuere to allot, pay (see TRIBUTE… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 contribution — [kän΄trə byo͞o′shən] n. [ME contribucioun < OFr contribution < L contributio] 1. the act of contributing 2. something contributed, as money to a charity or a poem to a magazine 3. a) a special levy or tax b) Archaic a levy for supporting an …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 contribution — *donation, benefaction, alms Analogous words: grant, subvention, subsidy, *appropriation: *gift, present, largess, boon …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 contribution — [n] gift, offering addition, a hand, alms, augmentation, benefaction, beneficence, bestowal, charity, donation, do one’s part*, gifting, grant, handout, helping hand, improvement, increase, input, present, significant addition, subscription,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 contribution — Contribution, Contributio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 12 contribution — (kon tri bu sion ; en poésie, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Ce que chacun donne pour sa part dans une charge commune. Il a donné tant pour sa contribution.    Contribution au sou la livre, au marc la livre, au marc le franc, la répartition de ce… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 CONTRIBUTION — s. f. Ce que chacun donne pour sa part d une dépense, d une charge commune. Il se dit surtout en Matière d impôts. Contribution foncière. Contribution mobiliaire. Contribution personnelle. Contribution des portes et fenêtres. Bureau des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 contribution */*/*/ — UK [ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkɑntrɪˈbjuʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms contribution : singular contribution plural contributions 1) something that you do that helps to achieve something or to make it successful a valuable/outstanding… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 contribution — n. 1) to make a contribution 2) to send in a contribution 3) a charitable; generous; monetary; token; voluntary contribution (to make a generous contribution to charity) 4) a brilliant, notable, outstanding, remarkable; key; major; valuable… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 contribution — noun 1 sth that helps cause/increase sth ADJECTIVE ▪ important, meaningful, significant ▪ big, enormous, great, huge, major, strong …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 contribution — con|tri|bu|tion [ ,kantrı bjuʃn ] noun count *** 1. ) something that you do that helps to achieve something or to make it successful: a valuable/outstanding contribution: This program could not have been successful without Ken s valuable… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 contribution — con|tri|bu|tion W2S2 [ˌkɔntrıˈbju:ʃən US ˌka:n ] n 1.) something that you give or do in order to help something be successful contribution to/towards ▪ Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to Quantum Theory. ▪ The school sees …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 CONTRIBUTION — n. f. Ce que chacun donne pour sa part d’une dépense, d’une charge commune. Il se dit surtout en Matière d’impôts. Contribution foncière, mobilière, personnelle, Receveur des contributions. Rôle, registre des contributions. Répartir, percevoir… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 20 contribution — money placed in an individual retirement account ( IRA), an employer sponsored retirement plan, or other retirement plan for a particular tax year. Contributions may be deductible or nondeductible, depending on the type of account. Bloomberg… …

    Financial and business terms