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trib·u·tar·y

 (trĭb′yə-tĕr′ē)
n. pl. trib·u·tar·ies
1. A stream that flows into a larger stream or other body of water.
2. A ruler or nation that pays tribute.
adj.
1. Making additions or yielding supplies; contributory.
2. Paid in tribute.
3. Paying tribute: a tributary colony.

[Middle English tributarie, paying tribute, from Latin tribūtārius, from tribūtum, tribute; see tribute.]
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tributary

(ˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -taries
1. (Physical Geography) a stream, river, or glacier that feeds another larger one
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person, nation, or people that pays tribute
adj
3. (Physical Geography) (of a stream, etc) feeding a larger stream
4. given or owed as a tribute
5. paying tribute
ˈtributarily adv
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trib•u•tar•y

(ˈtrɪb yəˌtɛr i)

n., pl. -tar•ies,
adj. n.
1. a stream that flows to a larger stream or other body of water.
2. a person or nation that pays tribute.
adj.
3. (of a stream) flowing into a larger stream or other body of water.
4. furnishing subsidiary aid; contributory.
5. paying tribute.
6. paid as tribute.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin tribūtārius of tribute, one who pays tribute. See tribute, -ary]
trib′u•tar`i•ly, adv.
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trib·u·tar·y

(trĭb′yə-tĕr′ē)
A stream that flows into a river or larger stream.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tributary - a branch that flows into the main streamtributary - a branch that flows into the main stream
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
distributary - a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
Adj.1.tributary - (of a stream) flowing into a larger stream
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
2.tributary - paying tributetributary - paying tribute; "a tributary colony"
obligated - caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan"
3.tributary - 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"
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Translations
رافِد، نَهْر يَصُب في نَهْر أكْبَر مِنْه
přítok
biflodbiflods-
sivujokiverovelvollinen
mellékfolyó
òverá
属国支流
intakas
pieteka
prítokprítokový
biflod
ırmak ayağınehir kolu

tributary

[ˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ]
A. ADJtributario
B. N
1. (Geog) → afluente m
2. (= state, ruler) → tributario m
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tributary

[ˈtrɪbjʊtəri] n [river] → affluent m
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tributary

adj
statetributpflichtig
tributary riverNebenfluss m; tributary valleySeitental nt
n
(= state)tributpflichtiger Staat
(= river)Nebenfluss m
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tributary

[ˈtrɪbjʊtrɪ] n (river) → affluente m, tributario
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tributary

(ˈtribjutəri) plural ˈtributaries noun
a stream flowing into a river. The River Thames has many tributaries; (also adjective) tributary streams.
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