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attribute

noun A term of art used in data modelling for a specific datum that can be collected for a class.

attribute

(ă-tri′būt″) [L., attribuere, to assign, ascribe]
1. To assign a cause.
2. To explain, e.g., a phenomenon or an event.
3. To predicate, e.g., a theory on a piece of evidence.

attribute

in statistics a qualitative variable which cannot be expressed in numerical terms, e.g. insectivorous as a behavioral attribute.
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Similarly, NAS devices must be able to maintain the file attributes associated with the data they are storing and have the intelligence to manage the differences between Unix, NTFS, and Windows FAT file attributes.
The File Director's policy engine is an enabler for ILM solutions by performing transparent file migration, while users are reading and writing to their files, based on combinations of file attributes such as access frequency, date, size and location.
In addition to the generalized search that the File, Email and Attachment tabs provide, users are able to further drill down or narrow a search by entering specific email and file attributes (e.
The Permeon Replication feature preserves non-rewritable and non-erasable Write Once, Read Many (WORM) file attributes on the replica file system via asynchronous and transparent disk-based replication from one Permeon system to another.
Ten for X Volume 2 includes the following fully-registered products: -- Carbon Copy Cloner(TM) by Mike Bombich Software -- Make backup copies of drives, volumes, and folders that can be bootable and preserve all file attributes including permissions.
Individuals can bi-directionally synchronize file attributes with the data storage in MatrixOne to facilitate knowledge transfer and re-use.
BRU Server for Mac OS X provides 100% coverage of all Mac OS X file attributes without limitation, including support of case-sensitivity under the new 10.
The new File Inspector shows you 40 different file attributes giving you an in-depth detailed analysis of the file.
Instead of simply watching for protocol-based activity, DynaComm i:scan can target the offending applications or the copyrighted material itself, enabling an administrator to set file attributes dynamically from the console in addition to logging and reporting on access.
Multiple workflow partners, security access, and customizable file attributes are among the important areas to address when establishing an effective collaborative asset database," said George Hadjiyanis, senior product manager for WAM
In its standard configuration, Akonix L7 gives companies complete control of public IM file transfers, which can be blocked entirely or managed via granular policies by users, groups, file attributes and file content.
O incorporates expanded support for emerging non-HTML online formats, enhanced ease-of-use features, a new intelligent project wizard, and improved handling of file attributes and hypertext markers.