Definition of contributor in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈtrɪbjʊtə/


1A person or thing that contributes something, in particular.
1.1A person who writes articles for a magazine or newspaper: he became a regular contributor to the magazine
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  • She has written 12 books, each concerned with how we create meaning, and is a frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines, television and radio.
  • She is the author of more than 30 novels, for adults, young adults and children, and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, both print and online, all over the world.
  • A farmer by choice, Kevin has also written a number of books and essays and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines in Northern Ireland.
1.2A person who donates to a cause: Saudi Arabia was the biggest contributor of war costs
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  • It will likely cost more than any previous war, with few contributors.
  • Many thanks to all contributors for their support.
  • These proposals have more to do with rewarding campaign contributors and lobbying patrons than with economic stimulus.
1.3A causal factor in the existence or occurrence of something: stress is a major contributor to most diseases
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  • Social factors are potent contributors to ill health.
  • Those social and demographic factors may be key contributors to potential crises in the future.
  • In addition, the book does not put much emphasis on ethnicity and culture as major contributors to disease.

Words that rhyme with contributor


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