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Allowance vs. Contribution

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Allowancenoun

permission; granting, conceding, or admitting

Contributionnoun

Something given or offered that adds to a larger whole.

Allowancenoun

Acknowledgment.

Contributionnoun

An amount of money given toward something.

Allowancenoun

That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity

‘her meagre allowance of food or drink’;

Contributionnoun

The act of contributing.

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Allowancenoun

Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances

‘to make allowance for his naivety’;

Contributionnoun

The taking part, often with the idea that it has led to (scientific etc.) progress.

Allowancenoun

(commerce) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries

‘Tare and tret are examples of allowance.’;

Contributionnoun

The act of contributing.

Allowancenoun

A child's allowance; pocket money.

‘She gives her daughters each an allowance of thirty dollars a month.’;

Contributionnoun

That which is contributed; - either the portion which an individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole which is formed by the gifts of individuals.

‘A certain contribution for the poor saints which are at jerusalem.’; ‘Aristotle's actual contributions to the physical sciences.’;

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Allowancenoun

(minting) A permissible deviation in the fineness and weight of coins, owing to the difficulty in securing exact conformity to the standard prescribed by law.

Contributionnoun

An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country.

‘These sums, . . . and the forced contributions paid by luckless peasants, enabled him to keep his straggling troops together.’;

Allowancenoun

(obsolete) approval; approbation

Contributionnoun

Payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their number for the common benefit.

Allowancenoun

(obsolete) license; indulgence

Contributionnoun

any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor;

‘I am proud of my contribution to the team's success’; ‘they all did their share of the work’;

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Allowanceverb

(transitive) To put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink).

‘The captain was obliged to allowance his crew.’;

Contributionnoun

a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

Allowanceverb

(transitive) To supply in a fixed and limited quantity.

‘Our provisions were allowanced.’;

Contributionnoun

act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

Allowancenoun

Approval; approbation.

Contributionnoun

an amount of money contributed;

‘he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest’;

Allowancenoun

The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.

‘Without the king's will or the state's allowance.’;

Contributionnoun

a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story

Allowancenoun

Acknowledgment.

‘The censure of the which one must in your allowance o'erweigh a whole theater of others.’;

Allowancenoun

License; indulgence.

Allowancenoun

That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.

‘I can give the boy a handsome allowance.’;

Allowancenoun

Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.

‘After making the largest allowance for fraud.’;

Allowancenoun

A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.

Allowanceverb

To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.

Allowancenoun

an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period);

‘travel allowance’; ‘my weekly allowance of two eggs’; ‘a child's allowance should not be too generous’;

Allowancenoun

a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

Allowancenoun

an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances;

‘an allowance for profit’;

Allowancenoun

a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

Allowancenoun

a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets

Allowancenoun

the act of allowing;

‘He objected to the allowance of smoking in the diningroom’;

Allowanceverb

put on a fixed allowance, as of food

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