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Dictionary Definition

attribute

Noun

1 a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property" [syn: property, dimension]
2 an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

Verb

1 attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats" [syn: impute, ascribe, assign]
2 decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class" [syn: assign]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • Noun:
    • (UK): /æˈtrɪbjuːt/, /

Extensive Definition

The word "attribute" can refer to:
In computing:
In gaming:
attribute in Czech: Atribut
attribute in Danish: Attribut
attribute in German: Attribut
attribute in French: Attribut
attribute in Galician: Atributo
attribute in Ido: Atributo
attribute in Italian: Attributo
attribute in Dutch: Attribuut
attribute in Polish: Atrybut
attribute in Russian: Атрибут

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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