a person who contributes money, assistance, etc.
a person who contributes an article, story, etc., to a newspaper, magazine, or the like.

1400–50; late Middle English contributour < Anglo-French. See contribute, -tor

contributorial [kuhn-trib-yuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
noncontributor, noun Unabridged
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contributor (kənˈtrɪbjʊtə)
1.  a person who contributes, esp one who writes for a newspaper or one who makes a donation to a cause, etc
2.  something that is a factor in or is partly responsible for something: alcohol was a contributor to his death

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Word Origin & History

1530, from Anglo-Fr. contributour, from V.L. *contributorem, agent noun from contribut-, stem of contribuere (see contribution). Related: Contributory (mid-15c.).
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Example sentences
To this journal he became a contributor, and later was for a time its nominal
The street as a playground is a heavy contributor to the undertaker's bank
  account in more than one way.
Greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel-based electricity generation is a
  major contributor to climate change.
However it isn't a likely contributor, and pristine abiogenesis seems simple
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