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con·trib·u·to·ry

 (kən-trĭb′yə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or involving contribution.
2. Helping to bring about a result.
3. Subject to an impost or levy.
n. pl. con·trib·u·to·ries
One that contributes.

contributory

(kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. (often foll by to) sharing in or being partly responsible (for the cause of something): a contributory factor.
2. giving or donating to a common purpose or fund
3. (Insurance) of, relating to, or designating an insurance or pension scheme in which the premiums are paid partly by the employer and partly by the employees who benefit from it
4. liable or subject to a tax or levy
n, pl -ries
5. a person or thing that contributes
6. (Law) company law a member or former member of a company liable to contribute to the assets on the winding-up of the company

con•trib•u•to•ry

(kənˈtrɪb yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of contribution; contributing.
2. furnishing something toward a result: a contributory factor.
3. of or pertaining to an insurance or pension plan whose premiums are paid by contributions from both employee and employer.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contributory - 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"
causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"

contributory

adjective
1. Giving or able to give help or support:
2. Tending to contribute to a result:
Translations

contributory

[kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ] ADJ [cause, factor] → que contribuye, contribuyente
contributory pension schemeplan m cotizable de jubilación

contributory

[kənˈtrɪbjʊtəri] adj [cause, factor] → annexe
it was a contributory factor in ... → ce facteur a contribué à ...con trick narnaque f

contributory

adj
it’s certainly a contributory factor/causees ist sicherlich ein Faktor, der dazu beiträgt or der mit eine Rolle spielt; to be a contributory cause of a diseaseein Faktor sein, der zu einer Krankheit beiträgt; to be contributory to somethingzu etw beitragen
pension schemebeitragspflichtig

contributory

[kənˈtrɪbjʊtrɪ] adj (cause) → che contribuisce
it was a contributory factor in ... → quello ha contribuito a...
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