Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun contribution

5 senses of contribution

Sense 1
contribution, part, share -- (the part played by a person in bringing about a result; "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"; "they all did their share of the work")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 2
contribution, donation -- (a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause)
       => gift -- (something acquired without compensation)

Sense 3
contribution, donation -- (act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity)
       => giving, gift -- (the act of giving)

Sense 4
contribution -- (an amount of money contributed; "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest")
       => sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money -- (a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient")

Sense 5
contribution -- (a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story)
       => publication, publishing -- (the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution)

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