[kon-truh-byoo-shuh n] /ˌkɒn trəˈbyu ʃən/
the act of .
an article, story, drawing, etc., furnished to a magazine or other publication.
an impost or levy.
Insurance. the method of distributing liability, in case of loss, among several insurers whose policies attach to the same risk.
the act of contributing
something contributed, such as money or ideas
an article, story, etc, contributed to a newspaper or other publication
(insurance) a portion of the total liability incumbent on each of two or more companies for a risk with respect to which all of them have issued policies
(archaic) a levy, esp towards the cost of a war
late 14c., from Old French contribution and directly from Latin contributionem (nominative contributio), noun of action from past participle stem of contribuere “to bring together, add, contribute,” from com- “together” (see com-) + tribuere “to allot, pay” (see tribute).
[kuh n-trib-yoot] /kənˈtrɪb yut/ verb (used with object), contributed, contributing. 1. to give (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc., as for charitable purposes. 2. to furnish (an original written work, drawing, etc.) for publication: to contribute stories to a magazine. verb (used without object), contributed, contributing. 3. to give (money, […]
[kuh n-trib-yuh-ter] /kənˈtrɪb yə tər/ noun 1. a person who money, assistance, etc. 2. a person who an article, story, etc., to a newspaper, magazine, or the like. /kənˈtrɪbjʊtə/ noun 1. a person who contributes, esp one who writes for a newspaper or one who makes a donation to a cause, etc 2. something that […]
[kuh n-trib-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈtrɪb yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of contribution; . 2. furnishing something toward a result: a contributory factor. 3. of, relating to, or constituting an insurance or pension plan the premiums of which are paid partly by an employer and partly by employees. 4. subject […]
[kon-truh-vur-shuh l] /ˌkɒn trəˈvɜr ʃəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of , or prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; polemical: a controversial book. 2. subject to controversy; debatable: a controversial decision. 3. given to controversy; argumentative; disputatious: a controversial public figure. /ˌnɒnkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəl/ adjective 1. not causing dispute, argument, debate, etc adj. 1580s, from […]