[ kuhn-trib-yuh-ter ]
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  1. a person who contributes money, assistance, etc.

  2. a person who contributes an article, story, etc., to a newspaper, magazine, or the like.

Origin of contributor

1400–50; late Middle English contributour<Anglo-French. See contribute, -tor

Other words from contributor

  • con·trib·u·to·ri·al [kuhn-trib-yuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /kənˌtrɪb yəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective
  • non·con·trib·u·tor, noun

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How to use contributor in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for contributor


/ (kənˈtrɪbjʊtə) /

  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 something: alcohol was a contributor to his death

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