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EN[ˈætrɪbjuːt] [ˈætrɪbjut] [æˈtrɪbjuːt] [æˈtrɪbjut]
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WAttribute
  • Attribute may refer to:
  • In philosophy, a property, or a conclusion of a characteristic of an entity or substance
  • Attribute (research), a characteristic of an object (man, thing, etc.)
  • In art, an object that identifies a figure, most commonly referring to objects held by saints (earlier, by pagan gods) – see emblem and saint symbolism
  • grammatical modifier, in linguistics, a syntax unit, either a word, phrase or clause, that modifies a noun
  • A deity's aspect; see Attributes of God, Attributes of God in Christianity, and Apophatic theology

    Definition of attribute in English Dictionary

  • NounPLattributesSUF-té
    1. A characteristic or quality of a thing.
      1. His finest attribute is his kindness.
    2. (grammar) A word that qualifies a noun, a qualifier.
      1. In the clause "My jacket is more expensive than yours", "My" is the attribute of "jacket".
    3. (logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.
      1. (computing) An option or setting belonging to some object.
        1. This packet has its coherency attribute set to zero.
        2. A file with the read-only attribute set cannot be overwritten.
      2. (computing, programming) A semantic item with which a method or other code element may be decorated.
        1. Properties can marked as obsolete with an attribute, which will cause the compiler to generate a warning if they are used.
      3. (computer graphics, dated) A numeric value representing the colours of part of the screen display.
      4. VerbSGattributesPRattributingPT, PPattributed
        1. To ascribe (something) to a given cause, reason etc.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Discrepancies in the metabolic response between the two strains may be attributed in part to the missense mutation (M35T) in exon 1 and a multiexon deletion of Nnt in the C57BL/6J mice.
            • Table 9 shows the results of average values, fuzzy weights and defuzzied weights of the attributes for the decision-making process.
            • Recurrence of scapulothoracic bursitis following partial scapulectomy has been reported in one case and was attributed to the development of excessive scar tissue [ 26 ].
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • It makes sure that the field name argument is not empty, and that the field specified there is an actual existing field in the class which declares the method decorated with this attribute.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en attributer
            2. en attributes
            3. en attributed
            4. en attributee
            5. en attributees
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Grammatically, this word "attribute" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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