/ əˈtriˌbyoōt/ [tr.] (attribute something to)
regard something as being caused by (someone or something):
he attributed the firm's success to the efforts of the director.
ascribe a work or remark to (a particular author, artist, or speaker):
the building was attributed to Frank Lloyd Wright.
regard a quality or feature as characteristic of or possessed by (someone or something):
ancient peoples attributed magic properties to certain stones.
a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something:
flexibility and mobility are the key attributes of our army.
a material object recognized as symbolic of a person, esp. a conventional object used in art to identify a saint or mythical figure.
an attributive adjective or noun.
a real property that a statistical analysis is attempting to describe.
/ əˈtribyətəbəl/ adj.
/ ˌatrəˈbyoōshən/ n.
A defined property of an entity, object, etc. In computer graphics
it is a particular property that applies to a graphical output primitive; lines have attributes such as line width, color, and line style. See also ERA model
•tracksuit • catsuit • pantsuit
•playsuit • spacesuit • swimsuit
•bodysuit • drysuit • lawsuit
•jumpsuit • offshoot • troubleshoot
•parachute • Aleut
, contribute, tribute
•execute • prosecute • persecute
•destitute • institute • prostitute
•constitute • substitute • malamute
•electrocute • hirsute
sb. XV. — (O)F. attribut
or L. attribūtum
, sb. use of n. pp. of attribuere
, f. AT-
allot (cf. TRIBUTE
vb. XVI. f. the pp. stem. attribution
XV. — (O)F. — L. attributive
XVII. — F.
Object expressing the authority or character of a personage (mythical or otherwise) or a deity, used to suggest the use of a building. A lyre represents Apollo, a dove Venus, a grid-iron St Lawrence, a flaying-knife St Bartholomew, and a trident Neptune. Thus lyres are found on concert-halls and tridents on buildings associated with marine affairs.