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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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He said these programs, in addition to strong summer school attendance, attributed to this year's hike.
Non-interest expense increased $275,000 on a quarter-to-quarter basis, which is mainly attributed to higher salary and employee benefits costs.
In general, law school admission figures are down nationwide, according to Nikos, who attributed the reduction to the healthy economy.
4 million due to advances and allocated debt of both properties, Fitch assumed a loss attributed to this loan.
Although sibling attribution exists, stock attributed to a family member cannot be reattributed to another individual.
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 this decrease to outsourcing and overall cost reduction.
367(b)-2(f) as the net earnings and profits (if any) for all tax years attributed to the stock of the foreign corporation exchanged.
The net revenue decrease is attributed to lower gross sales as a result of DH Audio refocusing their sales strategy away from sales channels that historically have had higher levels of returns.
Last year, in Letter Ruling (TAM) 9436005,(1) the IRS attributed value for transfer tax purposes to the "swing vote" characteristics of stock transferred to family members.