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Dictionary definition for: Tributary

1. (n) a branch that flows into the main stream

2. (s) of a stream; flowing into a larger stream

3. (s) paying tribute; "a tributary colony"

4. (s) 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"

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