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contributor

[kuh n-trib-yuh-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who contributes money, assistance, etc.
  2. a person who contributes an article, story, etc., to a newspaper, magazine, or the like.
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Origin of contributor

1400–50; late Middle English contributour < Anglo-French. See contribute, -tor
Related formscon·trib·u·to·ri·al [kuh n-trib-yuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /kənˌtrɪb yəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivenon·con·trib·u·tor, noun
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Related Words for contributor

donor, patron, giver, grantor

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British Dictionary definitions for contributor

contributor

noun
  1. a person who contributes, esp one who writes for a newspaper or one who makes a donation to a cause, etc
  2. something that is a factor in or is partly responsible for somethingalcohol was a contributor to his death
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Word Origin and History for contributor

n.

also contributer, mid-15c., from Anglo-French contributour, from Vulgar Latin *contributorem, agent noun from contribut-, stem of contribuere (see contribution). Related: Contributory (early 15c.).

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