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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.
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He said that several programmes were held and articles were written on an entirely fake news attributed to him 10 days ago.
The status of disability attributed to mental disorders was labeled as yes or no; age group as 17 years and younger, 18–34 years, 35–49 years, 50–64 years, and 65 years and older; residential area as rural and urban; marital status as married, unmarried, and divorced/widowed; and education level as illiterate, primary school, middle school, and college and higher.
Broadie, Maimonides and Aquinas on the Names of God, "Religious Studies" 23 (1987) 157-170; 159: "To affirm anything whatever of God is to imply that He is complex, for to affirm an attribute of Him, even one attribute, is to imply a distinction between God, to whom the attribute is attributed, and the attribute He is said to have".
I attributed to Nelson what should have been attributed to Liam Brody.
The reverse inflection seen at more advanced ages (non-Gompertz mortality) has been attributed to the survival of a relatively homogeneous, robust subset of individuals (18).
Moreover, as Leslie Fairfield has shown, a comparison of the tone and style of the passages attributed to Askew against those attributed to Bale reveals striking differences suggestive of "Bale's general faithfulness to the manuscript he received" (133).
These data suggest that Yntema's mapping effect should not be attributed to the difference between keeping track of one versus many objects but, rather, to the difference between keeping track of values drawn from one versus many categories of unique values.
This can be attributed to the different modes of housing acquisition between owner-occupiers in both developed and developing countries.
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.
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.
His sculptural production is for the most part well-documented, but no autograph extant painting by Verrocchio is, even though many paintings are attributed to his active and influential workshop.
The low dimensionality of the store attribute ratings cannot be attributed to centering the store attribute ratings about Zeller's because the eigenvalues of the correlation matrices for (a) the raw attribute ratings without rescaling to make Zeller's the origin and (b) the attribute ratings centered on each respondent's attribute means produced equivalently low dimensional results.