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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·trib·u·to·ry /kənˈtrɪbjəˌtori, ˌtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·trib·u·to·ry a. Contributing to the same stock or purpose; promoting the same end; bringing assistance to some joint design, or increase to some common stock; contributive.
    Bonfires of contributory wood.   --Chapman.
 Contributory negligence Law, negligence by an injured party, which combines with the negligence of the injurer in producing the injury, and which bars recovery when it is the proximate cause of the injury.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·trib·u·to·ry, n.; pl. Contributories  One who contributes, or is liable to be called upon to contribute, as toward the discharge of a common indebtedness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : tending to bring about; being partly responsible for;
            "working conditions are not conducive to productivity";
            "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of
            the city"; "a contributory factor" [syn: conducive, contributing(a),
             contributive, tributary]