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contributory

adjective     /kənˈtrɪb.jʊ.tər.i/ US  /-jə.tɔːr.i/
describes something that you contribute to: The company offers a contributory pension plan (= one to which both the employee and employer pay money). → Opposite non-contributoryPaying and spending money helping to cause something: Too little exercise is a contributory factor in heart disease.Causing things to happen
(Definition of contributory adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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