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Etymology edit

From Anglo-Norman contributour (from Latin contribuō); equivalent to contribute +‎ -or.

Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˈtɹɪb.jə.tɚ/, /-ju-/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈtɹɪb.jə.tə/, /-juː-/, /-jʊ-/, /ˈkɒn.tɹɪb.juː-/
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Noun edit

contributor (plural contributors)

  1. A benefactor; someone who donates to charity or some cause.
    I am a longstanding financial contributor to Amnesty International.
  2. A person who backs, supports or champions a cause, activity or institution.
    He was a regular contributor to Greenpeace protests.
  3. A person (or thing) instrumental in the creation or growth of something.
    With her strength and intelligence, she was an important contributor to the victorious effort.
  4. A person who produces articles published in a newspaper, magazine, online publication, etc.
    William Safire has been a notable contributor to the op-ed pages of The New York Times for many years.

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