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contributor

[kuh n-trib-yuh-ter] /kənˈtrɪb yə tər/
noun
1.
a person who contributes money, assistance, etc.
2.
a person who contributes an article, story, etc., to a newspaper, magazine, or the like.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English contributour < Anglo-French. See contribute, -tor
Related forms
contributorial
[kuh n-trib-yuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /kənˌtrɪb yəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
noncontributor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-contributor

contributor

/kənˈtrɪbjʊtə/
noun
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 and History for non-contributor

contributor

n.

also contributer, mid-15c., from Anglo-French contributour, from Vulgar Latin *contributorem, agent noun from contribut-, stem of contribuere (see contribution). Related: Contributory (early 15c.).

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