con·​trib·​u·​tor | \ kən-ˈtri-byə-tər How to pronounce contributor (audio) , -bə-, -ˌbyü-\

Definition of contributor

: someone or something that contributes something or that contributes to something charitable contributors … have suggested that the fee would hurt the agriculture industry, a sector they claim is the largest contributor to the state economy.— Wenonah Hauter … was illustrated by Oliver Munday, a frequent contributor to the Book Review …— John Williams These particles, which are known as black carbon and are the major component of soot, are the second most important contributor to global warming, behind only carbon dioxide, wrote the 31 authors of the study …— Elisabeth Rosenthal

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But researchers there are active contributors to both AI safety and AI capabilities research. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "The case for taking AI seriously as a threat to humanity," 21 Dec. 2018 The move rescinds much of a 2016 rule adopted under President Barack Obama that forced energy companies to capture methane, a key contributor to climate change. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "California Gov. Brown on Trump: 'Something's got to happen to this guy...he's going to undermine America'," 19 Sep. 2018 If the 6-foot-4 Grant turns into the Magic’s starting point guard or a even a key contributor, then the Magic made a decent deal. Mike Bianchi,, "Magic's deal of Bismack Biyombo for Timofey Mozgov is like trading in a lemon for a jalopy," 9 July 2018 Casanova has been a solid contributor as a starter and reliever for Hickory in the South Atlantic League. Lamond Pope, Lake County News-Sun, "Next step: Waukegan’s Jean Casanova moves up a level in Texas Rangers farm system," 18 June 2018 According to the analysis, Atlanta’s dating opportunities, active lifestyle, nightlife and overall recreation were significant contributors. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Looking for a summer gig? Atlanta ranks among best US cities for summer jobs," 22 May 2018 Senior outside hitter Danny Ho (11 kills, 11 digs, 2 blocks), senior middle hitter Steven Mei (7 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks), and junior outside hitter Ryan Nguyen (7 kills, 7 digs) were also big contributors in the win. Dan Mcloone,, "Latin Academy claims third straight City League volleyball title," 19 May 2018 Here are 50 of the many players who entered the season a bit off the radar but emerged as key contributors for their teams., "Meet the new stars in Oregon high school basketball," 3 May 2018 Willie, who has held jobs at Morning Joe and Way Too Early, is currently a co-host on Today and an NBC News contributor. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Star Willie Geist and His Wife Have, Hands Down, the Craziest Love Story in the World," 9 May 2019

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circa 1531, in the meaning defined above

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