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adjective as in contributing a result

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Your genotypic score for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, summarizing the effects of many contributory genes, could prompt doctors to start monitoring you early.

Although the palace has only given the bare minimum of detail as to why exactly the queen was unable to make it to the event, it has been widely reported that the car ride from Windsor to London, about 40 minutes each way, was a contributory factor.

Every October, the country largely ignores Filipino American History Month, which is a shame, given the enormous, contributory role Filipino Americans have played in shaping the American experience for everyone.

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He contracted Hepatitis C from drug use, which was a contributory factor in his death.

He was a strong athletic young man, in spite of his long hair—or might that have been, as in Samson's case, a contributory cause?

Another contributory source to this oddest freak of my life was the terms on which I had returned to the college.

The expression “contributory place” means a place other than a parish chargeable with special expenses.

But we may well consider these reconstructions as contributory essays and experiments in the general constructive effort.

This warfare finds contributory causes in tribal migrations.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contributory, such as: conducive, contributing, contributive, related, and responsible.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.