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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conducive, contributing(a), contributive, contributory, tributaryadjective

    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"


  1. contributing

    Contributing refers to the act of giving something such as help, money, ideas or effort in order to achieve a common goal or to assist someone. It implies participation or sharing, often implying that the contribution is made voluntarily or brought by parts from different people or sources. It can also refer to having a significant role or influence on an outcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contributing

    of Contribute

Editors Contribution

  1. contributingverb

    Verb form of the word contribute.

    To contribute to the lives of our fellow human beings on the planet is an honour and gift.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contributing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contributing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of contributing in a Sentence

  1. Yujiro Goto:

    The Chinese data is helping risk sentiment, overall, we have had some good headlines this week, like more political stability in the UK, expectations of more Japanese stimulus and all these are contributing to investors selling the yen.

  2. Dana Garfin:

    We aren't in our houses alone, we are doing something for each other for our community, it's a shared effort, something that we are all a part of and something we are all contributing to.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    This is disappointing to see, first, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival. Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing.

  4. Peter Davis:

    What's most concerning about the recent results is that it's pointing to a collapse of this ice shelf, this kind of safety band that holds the ice on the land, if we lose this ice shelf, then the glacier will flow into the ocean more quickly, contributing towards sea level rise.

  5. European Commission:

    The trade relations between China and the United States are difficult, they are contributing to the slowdown of the global economy.

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