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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
attribute (noun)
an inherent characteristic , also an accidental quality
an object closely associated with or belonging to a specific person, thing, or office - a scepter is the attribute of power , especially such an object used for identification in painting or sculpture
a word ascribing a quality , especially - adjective quality
attribute (verb)
transitive verb
to explain by indicating a cause - attributed his success to his coach
a) to regard as a characteristic of a person or thing
b) to reckon as made or originated in an indicated fashion - attributed the invention to a Russian
c) - classify designate ascribe
Definition of "Attribute" by Chat GPT: An attribute is a characteristic or feature of an object or entity that describes its qualities or properties. In computer programming, attributes are often used to provide additional information or metadata about data types, functions, or objects. They are essentially annotations that specify additional behavior or properties that are not part of the core functionality of the program. Attributes can be used to define data validation rules, specify access permissions, or provide documentation about code elements.
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