Definition of atribute
1. attribute [ v ] attribute or credit to
Examples: "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare" "People impute great cleverness to cats"
2. attribute [ v ] attribute to a source or cause
Examples: "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Lucretius has remarked : `` The reason why all Mortals are so gripped by fear is that they see all sorts of things happening in the earth and sky with no discernable cause , and these they attribute to the will of God '' .
(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
Although there was some variation in results which must be attributed either to trace impurities or to variation in wall effects , the photochemical_exchange in the gas phase was sufficiently reproducible so that it seemed meaningful to compare the reaction rates in different series of reaction tubes for the purpose of obtaining information on the effect of chlorine concentration and of carbon_tetrachloride concentration on the reaction rate .
(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
Manchester 's unusual interest in telegraphy has often been attributed to the fact that the Rev._J._D._Wickham , headmaster of Burr and Burton_Seminary , was a personal friend and correspondent of the inventor , Samuel_F._B._Morse .
(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
Juanita drooped about the place , wearing a haunted , brooding look , which Kate attributed to the baby 's death , until the day a letter came for her addressed to `` Miss_Juanita_Fitzroy '' , bearing a Grafton postmark .Synonyms regard_as think_of attribute look_upon assign impute ascribe take_to_be repute look_on esteem Related Terms think judge blame credit accredit internalize project reattribute sensualize personify anthropomorphize repute reputation
3. attribute [ n ] a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
Examples: "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
I think these attributes cluster , but I have no evidence .Synonyms dimension attribute property Related Terms concept feature quality
4. attribute [ n ] an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entityUsed in print:
(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
In the Analytical phase of their Cubism , Braque and Picasso had not_only had to minimize three-dimensionality simply in_order to preserve it ; they had also had to generalize it - to the point , finally , where the illusion of depth and relief became abstracted from specific three-dimensional entities and was rendered largely as the illusion of depth and relief as_such : as a disembodied attribute and expropriated property detached from everything not itself .Synonyms attribute Related Terms abstraction thing quality property personality shape trait ethos inheritance cheerfulness uncheerfulness ballast human_nature eidos common_denominator
5. attribute [ v ] decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
Examples: "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"
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