Attribute meaning

ə-trĭbyo͝ot
The definition of attribute is to explain something by telling the cause or origin.

An example of attribute is to explain a person's constant coughing as a result of chain smoking.

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Attribute is defined as a quality or characteristic of a person, place or thing.

Intelligence, charm and a sense of humor are each an example of an attribute.

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A characteristic or quality of a thing.

His finest attribute is his kindness.

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A characteristic or quality of a person or thing.
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To ascribe as a quality or characteristic.
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A quality or characteristic inherent in or ascribed to someone or something.
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(grammar) A word or phrase syntactically subordinate to another word or phrase that it modifies; for example, my sister's and brown in my sister's brown dog.
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An object associated with and serving to identify a character, personage, or office.

Lightning bolts are an attribute of Zeus.

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An object used in literature or art as a symbol for a person, office, etc.

Winged feet are the attribute of Mercury.

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To regard (a work, for example) as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time.

Attributed the painting to Titian; attributed the vase to 18th-century Japan.

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(gram.) A word or phrase used adjectivally.
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(1) In relational database management, a field within a record.
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To ascribe (something) to a given cause, reason etc.
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(computing, programming) A semantic item with which a method, etc. may be decorated.

There are some more implementations which use C# attributes to define custom attributes specific to the AOP engine. Then the classes that need to be intercepted will be decorated with these custom attributes.

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To associate ownership or authorship of (something) to someone.

This poem is attributed to Browning.

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To regard as arising from a particular cause or source; ascribe.

Attributed their failure to a lack of preparation.

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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.

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(grammar) A word that qualifies a noun.

In the clause "My jacket is more expensive than yours", "My" is the attribute of "jacket".

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(computing) The applicable option selection; a variable or a value.

This packet has its coherency attribute set to zero.

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(logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.
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Origin of attribute

  • Latin attribuere attribūt- ad- ad- tribuere to allot tribute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin attributus past participle of attribuere.

    From Wiktionary