[kuh n-trib-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈtrɪb yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
pertaining to or of the nature of contribution; .
furnishing something toward a result:
a contributory factor.
of, relating to, or constituting an insurance or pension plan the premiums of which are paid partly by an employer and partly by employees.
subject to contribution or levy.
noun, plural contributories.
a person or thing that .
not providing contribution; noncontributing
(often foll by to) sharing in or being partly responsible (for the cause of something): a contributory factor
giving or donating to a common purpose or fund
of, relating to, or designating an insurance or pension scheme in which the premiums are paid partly by the employer and partly by the employees who benefit from it
liable or subject to a tax or levy
noun (pl) -ries
a person or thing that contributes
(company law) a member or former member of a company liable to contribute to the assets on the winding-up of the company
[kon-truh-vur-shuh l] /ˌkɒn trəˈvɜr ʃəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of , or prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; polemical: a controversial book. 2. subject to controversy; debatable: a controversial decision. 3. given to controversy; argumentative; disputatious: a controversial public figure. /ˌnɒnkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəl/ adjective 1. not causing dispute, argument, debate, etc adj. 1580s, from […]
[kon-truh-vur-shuh l] /ˌkɒn trəˈvɜr ʃəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of , or prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; polemical: a controversial book. 2. subject to controversy; debatable: a controversial decision. 3. given to controversy; argumentative; disputatious: a controversial public figure. adj. 1580s, from Late Latin controversialis “pertaining to controversy,” from Latin controversia […]
[kuh n-vekt] /kənˈvɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to transfer (heat or a fluid) by . verb (used without object) 2. (of a fluid) to transfer heat by .
[kuh n-ven-shuh-nl] /kənˈvɛn ʃə nl/ adjective 1. conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste: conventional behavior. 2. pertaining to convention or general agreement; established by general consent or accepted usage; arbitrarily determined: conventional symbols. 3. ordinary rather than different or original: conventional phraseology. 4. not using, making, or involving nuclear weapons […]