A payment exacted for a special purpose; an impost or a levy.(noun)
An article or other work submitted for publication.(noun)
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Use "contribution" in a sentence
"Judge Posner's main contribution is the application of economics to law."
"Its main contribution is to offer a measure of clarity in three important areas."
"We usually get tired of turkey and other holiday food by Christmas and end up making a Tex-Mex Christmas, and my contribution is always sour cream enchiladas, although I'm probably blasphemous in that I make them with FLOUR tortillas, ahh, the horror!"