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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for;
- Example: "working conditions are not conducive to productivity"
- Example: "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"
- Example: "a contributory factor"
[syn: conducive, contributing(a), contributive, contributory, tributary]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Contribute \Con*trib"ute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contributed; p. pr. & vb. n. Contributing.] [L. contributus, p. p. of contribuere to bring together, to add; con- + tribuere to grant, impart. See Tribute.] To give or grant i common with others; to give to a common stock or for a common purpose; to furnish or suply in part; to give (money or other aid) for a specified object; as, to contribute food or fuel for the poor. [1913 Webster] England contributes much more than any other of the allies. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

contributing adj 1: tending to bring about; being partly responsible for; "working conditions are not conducive to productivity"; "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"; "a contributory factor" [syn: conducive, contributing(a), contributive, contributory, tributary]