Associations to the word «Attribute»


ATTRIBUTE, noun. A characteristic or quality of a thing.
ATTRIBUTE, noun. (grammar) A word that qualifies a noun, a qualifier.
ATTRIBUTE, noun. (logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.
ATTRIBUTE, noun. (computing) An option or setting belonging to some object.
ATTRIBUTE, noun. (computing) (programming) A semantic item with which a method or other code element may be decorated.
ATTRIBUTE, verb. To ascribe (something) to a given cause, reason etc.
ATTRIBUTE, verb. To associate ownership or authorship of (something) to someone.

Dictionary definition

ATTRIBUTE, noun. A construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property".
ATTRIBUTE, noun. An abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity.
ATTRIBUTE, verb. Attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats".
ATTRIBUTE, verb. Decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza