- plural form of property
properties - Computer Definition
Attributes that are associated with something. Windows uses the term extensively to refer to the current settings of hardware, software and data. In Windows, right clicking an icon brings up a Properties option that provides details about the file or device. Get Info in the Mac In the Mac, the Get Info menu option delivers equivalent details. Since it is an Apple function, Get Info appears in the Windows version of iTunes. Right clicking a name in the iTunes Library brings up the Get Info option. See Win Properties.
Variant of property
- the right to possess, use, and dispose of something; ownership: property in land
- something, as a piece of writing, in which copyright or other rights are held, specif., one acquired for production as a film
- a thing or things owned; possessions collectively; esp., land or real estate owned
- a specific piece of land or real estate
- any trait or attribute proper to a thing or, formerly, to a person; characteristic quality; peculiarity; specif., any of the principal characteristics of a substance, esp. as determined by the senses or by its effect on another substance: the properties of a chemical compound
- something regarded as being possessed by, or at the disposal of, a person or group of persons: common property
- Logic a quality common to all members of a species or class
- Theater, Film, TV any of the movable articles used as part of the setting or in a piece of stage business, except the costumes, backdrops, etc.
Origin of propertyMiddle English proprete ; from Old French proprieté ; from Classical Latin proprietas ; from proprius, one's own