Definition of contributor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈtrɪbjətə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtrɪbjətər//
    People in radio, TV people
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  1. 1contributor (to something) a person who writes articles for a magazine or a book, or who talks on a radio or television programme or at a meeting a regular contributor to this magazine See related entries: People in radio, TV people
  2. 2contributor (to something) a person or thing that provides money to help pay for something, or support something Older people are important contributors to the economy. the largest net contributor to EU funds
  3. 3contributor (to something) something that helps to cause something Sulphur dioxide is a pollutant and a major contributor to acid rain.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French contributour, from Latin contribut- ‘added’, from the verb contribuere, from con- ‘with’ + tribuere ‘bestow’.Extra examples Politicians are often suspected of trying to appease campaign contributors from the oil industry. She was a long-time contributor to Time Magazine. The core of regular contributors is essential to the magazine. net contributors to the economy She continues to be a regular contributor to the journal. Which country is the largest net contributor to EU funds?
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