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something that you give or do in order to help something be successful
Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to Quantum Theory.
The school sees its job as preparing students to make a contribution to society.
significant/substantial/valuable etc contribution
Wolko made outstanding contributions to children's medicine.
an amount of money that you give in order to help pay for something:
a campaign contribution
A contribution of £25 will buy 15 books.
Contributions to charities are tax deductible.
You can make annual contributions of up to $1000 in education savings accounts.
a regular payment that you make to your employer or to the government to pay for things that you will receive when you are no longer working, for example health care, a pension etc:
income tax and national insurance contributions
a piece of writing, a song, a speech etc that forms part of a larger work such as a newspaper, book, broadcast, recording etc
a magazine with contributions from well-known travel writers
a Christmas album featuring contributions from Carly Simon, Amy Grant, and others
when you give money, time, help etc:
All the money has been raised by voluntary contribution.