contributing factor

Definition of contributing factor

  1. :  something that helps cause a result According to the police report of the accident, excessive speed was a contributing factor. —often + to/in The coach's positive attitude was a contributing factor to/in the team's success.

Word by Word Definitions

contributeplay contributing
  1. :  to give or supply in common with others

    :  to supply (as an article) for a publication

    :  to give a part to a common fund or store

factorplay
  1. :  one who acts or transacts business for another: such as

    :  broker

    :  one that lends money to producers and dealers (as on the security of accounts receivable)

  1. :  to work as a factor

    :  to resolve into factors


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