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contributoryadjective

uk   /kənˈtrɪb.jə.tər.i/  us   /kənˈtrɪb.jə.tɔːr.i/
used to refer to something that you ​contribute to: The ​companyoffers a contributory pensionplan (= one to which both the ​employee and ​employerpaymoney).
helping to ​cause something: Too little ​exercise is a contributory factor in ​heartdisease.
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