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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
Glosbe Dictionary:
  • (logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.
  • A distinctive feature of an object. In mapping and GIS applications, the objects are points, lines, or polygons that represent features such as sampling locations, section corners (points); roads and streams (lines); lakes, forest and soil types (polygons). These attributes can be further divided into classes such as tree species Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine) for forest types and paved and gravel for road types. Multiple attributes are generally associated with objects that are located on a single map layer.(Source: FORUMT)
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