What is contribution?

  • (noun): A voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause.
    Synonyms: donation
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "contribution":

  • (noun): An amount of money contributed.
    Example: "He expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"
  • (noun): Any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor.
    Example: "I am proud of my contribution to the team's success"
    Synonyms: part, share
  • (noun): A writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story.
  • (noun): Act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity.
    Synonyms: donation

Famous quotes containing the word contribution:

    Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

    If melodrama is the quintessence of drama, farce is the quintessence of theatre. Melodrama is written. A moving image of the world is provided by a writer. Farce is acted. The writer’s contribution seems not only absorbed but translated.... One cannot imagine melodrama being improvised. The improvised drama was pre-eminently farce.
    Eric Bentley (b. 1916)

    Sometimes I think that idlers seem to be a special class for whom nothing can be planned, plead as one will with them—their only contribution to the human family is to warm a seat at the common table.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)