General English

  • noun something that someone does to help something to happen
  • noun something, usually money, given to help to pay for something

General Science

  • noun something given or provided as part of a whole


  • noun money paid to add to a sum
  • noun the difference between sales value and the variable costs of a unit sold. This goes to cover fixed costs and provide the profit.


  • noun the part that something plays in making or causing something
  • noun the act of contributing or something, especially money, that is given or provided

Information & Library Science


  • noun the right of someone to get money from a third party to cover the amount which he or she personally has to pay

Media Studies

  • noun an article or other material that is submitted for use in a publication or broadcast