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contributory

adjective uk   /kənˈtrɪb.jʊ.tər.i/  us   /-jə.tɔːr.i/
used to refer to something that you contribute to: The company offers a contributory pension plan (= one to which both the employee and employer pay money). helping to cause something: Too little exercise is a contributory factor in heart disease.
Translations of “contributory”
in Chinese (Traditional) 捐獻的, 奉獻的, 起作用的…
in Russian способствующий…
in Turkish yardımcı, yardım eden, katkı sağlayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 捐献的, 奉献的, 起作用的…
in Polish przyczyniający się…
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