Meaning of “contributor” in the English Dictionary

"contributor" in British English

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contributornoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈtrɪb.jə.tər/ us /kənˈtrɪb.jə.t̬ɚ/

(Definition of “contributor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contributor" in American English

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contributornoun [ C ]

us /kənˈtrɪb·jə·t̬ər/

a person who helps by giving money, or someone whose writing or art is published or shown with pieces by other people:

a campaign contributor
He became a regular contributor to The New Yorker.

(Definition of “contributor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"contributor" in Business English

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contributornoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈtrɪbjʊtər/ us

one of the reasons why something happens:

contributor to sth Good management has been a big contributor to the company's success.
Aviation is considered to be the fastest growing contributor to global warming.

a person or company that pays money into a pension fund, medical insurance policy, etc.:

The contributors and the pension fund trustees have been haggling over the details.

a person or company that gives money or support to help another person, company, or organization achieve its goal:

contributor to sth He is one of Tennessee's biggest contributors to Republican causes.

(Definition of “contributor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)