Pronunciation: (kon"tru-byOO'shun), [key]
1. the act of contributing.
2. something contributed.
3. an article, story, drawing, etc., furnished to a magazine or other publication.
4. an impost or levy.
5. Insurance.the method of distributing liability, in case of loss, among several insurers whose policies attach to the same risk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.