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{adj: coastwise} along or following a coast
"coastal shipping"
"coastwise winds contributed to the storm"

{adj: conducive, contributing, contributive, contributory, tributary} 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"

{adj: nitrogen-fixing} contributing to the process of nitrogen fixation

{adj: preventive, preventative, prophylactic} preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease
"preventive medicine"
"vaccines are prophylactic"
"a prophylactic drug"

{n: Andrews, Roy Chapman Andrews} United States naturalist who contributed to paleontology and geology (1884-1960)

{n: Bernoulli, Daniel Bernoulli} Swiss physicist who contributed to hydrodynamics and mathematical physics (1700-1782)

{n: Boltzmann, Ludwig Boltzmann} Austrian physicist who contributed to the kinetic theory of gases (1844-1906)

{n: Cebuan, Cebuano} language of the people of Cebu in the Philippines; its lexicon contributes to the official language of the Philippines

{n: Department of Defense Laboratory System, LABLINK} a defense laboratory that provides essential services in fundamental science for national security and environmental protection and provides technologies that contribute to industrial competitiveness

{n: Fermat, Pierre de Fermat} French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (1601-1665)

{n: Feynman, Richard Feynman, Richard Phillips Feynman} United States physicist who contributed to the theory of the interaction of photons and electrons (1918-1988)

{n: Firth, J. R. Firth, John Rupert Firth} English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)

{n: Haldane, J. B. S. Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson Haldane} Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)

{n: Jevons, William Stanley Jevons} English economist and logician who contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility (1835-1882)

{n: Langley, Samuel Pierpoint Langley} United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)

{n: Marie Antoinette} queen of France (as wife of Louis XVI) who was unpopular; her extravagance and opposition to reform contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; she was guillotined along with her husband (1755-1793)

{n: Masorete, Massorete, Masorite} a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)

{n: Pascal, Blaise Pascal} French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)

{n: Pericles} Athenian statesman whose leadership contributed to Athens' political and cultural supremacy in Greece; he ordered the construction of the Parthenon (died in 429 BC)

{n: Richards, I. A. Richards, Ivor Armstrong Richards} English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)

{n: Shockley, William Shockley, William Bradford Shockley} United States physicist (born in England) who contributed to the development of the electronic transistor (1910-1989)

{n: accretion} something contributing to growth or increase
"he scraped away the accretions of paint"
"the central city surrounded by recent accretions"

{n: aid, assist, assistance, help} the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
"he gave me an assist with the housework"
"could not walk without assistance"
"rescue party went to their aid"
"offered his help in unloading"

{n: alms} money or goods contributed to the poor

{n: anchor, anchorman, anchorperson} a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute

{n: assistant, helper, help, supporter} a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
"my invaluable assistant"
"they hired additional help to finish the work"

{n: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort} a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"he supported populist campaigns"
"they worked in the cause of world peace"
"the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
"the movement to end slavery"
"contributed to the war effort"

{n: cognitive factor} something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result

{n: contribution} an amount of money contributed
"he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"

{n: contributory negligence} (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence
"in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"

{n: credits} a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)

{n: credit} an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work

{n: design, designing} the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
"he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

{n: employee savings plan} a plan that allows employees to contribute to an investment pool managed the employer

{n: factor} anything that contributes causally to a result
"a number of factors determined the outcome"

{n: food bank} a place where food is contributed and made available to those in need
"they set up a food bank for the flood victims"

{n: forefather} person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
"our forefathers brought forth a great nation"

{n: greenhouse gas, greenhouse emission} a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation

{n: individual retirement account, IRA} a retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement; taxes on the interest earned in the account are deferred

{n: line function, line duty} activity contributing directly to the output of an organization

{n: line management} administration of the line functions of an organization; administration of activities contributing directly to the organization's output

{n: line organization, line organisation} the organizational structure of activities contributing directly to the organization's output

{n: network army} a group of like-minded people united by the internet; a new kind of social or political of business group that may exert broad influence on a shared concern
"a network army of software programmers contribute free software to those who want it"

{n: oblation, offering} the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity
"oblations for aid to the poor"

{n: offering} money contributed to a religious organization

{n: pooler} someone who shares in and contributes to a general fund for use by all

{n: pool} any communal combination of funds
"everyone contributed to the pool"

{n: reference book, reference, reference work, book of facts} a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
"he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"

{n: remark, comment} a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief
"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"

{n: share, portion, part, percentage} assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
"he wanted his share in cash"

{n: subscriber, contributor} someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money

{n: substrate, substratum} an indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population
"the Celtic languages of Britain are a substrate for English"

{n: superstrate, superstratum} the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language

{n: sweat equity} interest in a building that a tenant earns by contributing to its renovation or maintenance

{n: taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness} delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"
"to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

{n: von Neumann, Neumann, John von Neumann} United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)

{v: contribute, give, chip in, kick in} contribute to some cause
"I gave at the office"

{v: contribute, lead, conduce} be conducive to
"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

{v: help} contribute to the furtherance of
"This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"

{v: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring} bestow a quality on
"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"
"The music added a lot to the play"
"She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"
"This adds a light note to the program"

{v: listen in} listen quietly, without contributing to the conversation

{v: promote, advance, boost, further, encourage} contribute to the progress or growth of
"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

{v: put up, contribute} provide
"The city has to put up half the required amount"

{v: serve} contribute or conduce to
"The scandal served to increase his popularity"

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