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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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One statement attributed to me (about coffee quality) is so completely opposite to the position of this organization, my own often-expressed views, and simple fact, that I do not even want to restate it here in order to refute it.
In neighboring Los Angeles County, Las Virgenes Unified attributed its high scores to a new tutoring program this past year for first and second grade students scoring at or below the national average, officials said.
The reduction in cure time at low rotor speed and unit work can be dismissed as an artifact of the response surface fitting, and the rapid reduction at high rotor speed and unit work attributed to accumulated heat history, as mentioned earlier.
This decline is mainly attributed to increased deposit and borrowing costs to fund the substantial loan growth.
1298(a)(2)(A), the PFIC stock owned indirectly through G1 would not be attributed to US1, because US1 owns less than 50% of G1.
The drop in African-American and Latino admissions to UCLA also can be attributed to a directive from the UC Regents that the law schools consider an applicant's socioeconomic status, thereby giving preferences to students coming from low-income backgrounds, said Nikos.
Fitch remains concerned with the potential for interest shortfalls as any expenses incurred by the special servicer attributed to this property will continue to cause interest shortfalls as they will be applied directly to the bonds as a trust expense.
Similarly, stock cannot be attributed between B and C--in either direction--because they are brothers-in-law.
Many of the deaths were attributed at the time to ``excited delirium,'' as in the Williams case, drug overdose or ``positional asphyxia'' - in which the victims are assumed to have suffocated while hogtied and placed face-down.
The Company attributed the decreased revenues to a decline in its staffing business that paralleled the decline in the economy in general.
P attributes the 35% interest to A and B, whose proportionate share of the attributed P stock is calculated as follows:
Softface is the only company that automatically creates fully attributed transactional content from unstructured text.