- Holding a banquet and distributing awards in honor of a local hero is an act of attribution.
- Intelligence, witticism and good looks are each an example of an attribution.
The definition of attribution means the act of giving someone credit for doing something or the quality or characteristic of a particular person.
- The act of attributing, especially the act of establishing a particular person as the creator of a work of art.
- Something, such as a quality or characteristic, that is related to a particular possessor; an attribute.
From Middle French attribution, from Latin attributio.
Variant of attribute
transitive verbattributed, attributing
- to set down or think of as belonging to, produced by, resulting from, or originating in; assign or ascribe (to): the play is attributed to Shakespeare
- to ascribe as a quality or characteristic
Origin of attribute; from Classical Latin attributus, past participle of attribuere, to assign ; from ad-, to + tribuere, to assign ; from tribus: see tribe
- a characteristic or quality of a person or thing
- an object used in literature or art as a symbol for a person, office, etc.: winged feet are the attribute of Mercury
- Gram. a word or phrase used adjectivally