Contribution

Contribution may refer to:

  • Donation
  • Sharing
  • Payment
  • Contribution (law): a payment between defendants with joint and several liability to apportion liability.
  • Publication in a newspaper, magazine, etc.
  • Transport of audio or video content by broadcasters prior to distribution (for example audio or video links between a sports venue or concert hall and the broadcaster's studios).
  • Contribution margin in cost accounting and analysis.

When a request for contributions is directed to more than one party then fundraising is being attempted.

Famous quotes containing the word contribution:

    The corruption of the age is produced by the individual contribution of each one of us; some contribute treachery, others injustice, irreligion, tyranny, avarice, cruelty, in accordance with their greater power; the weaker ones bring stupidity, vanity, passivity, and I am one of them.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    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)

    Parents are used to being made to feel guilty about...their contribution to the population problem, the school tax burden, and declining test scores. They expect to be blamed by teachers and psychologists, if not by police. And they will be blamed by the children themselves. It is hardy a wonder, then, that they withdraw into what used to be called “permissiveness” but is really neglect.
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)