from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to cause or bring about; contributive: working conditions not conducive to productivity. See Synonyms at favorable.

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  • adj. Tending to contribute to, encourage, or bring about some result.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Loading or tending; helpful; contributive; tending to promote.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the quality of conducing, promoting, or furthering; tending to advance or bring about: with to.
  • Synonyms Helpful, contributing, promotive, furthersome.

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  • adj. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for


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