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contributor

noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
con‧trib‧u‧tor [countable]
1 someone who gives money, help, ideas etc to something that a lot of other people are also involved in:
campaign contributors
contributor to
Dr Win was a major contributor to the research.
2TCN someone who writes a story, song, speech etc that forms part of a larger work such as a newspaper, book, broadcast, recording etc
contributor to
a regular contributor to Time magazine
3 formal someone or something that helps to cause something to happen
contributor to
Cars are still one of the principal contributors to air pollution.

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