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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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Those attributes [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 5 OMITTED] included "location," "waiting time," "availability of service on weekends and evenings," "up to date equipment," "modernly designed rehabilitation facility," "doctors examine you thoroughly," "doctors are attentive to you," "therapists explain procedures that concern you," "therapists examine you thoroughly," "therapists are attentive to you," "ability to see doctors of choice," "quality of care," "ability to see therapists of choice" and "follow-up".
In the summer of 1992, practicing nursing home administrators met with a psychometrician (an expert in developing examinations) from a professional testing firm to identify the tasks that are most important to the job and the personal attributes vital to accomplishing them.
What types of knowledge must be possessed to adequately diagnose a situation, and then using this knowledge, find the attributes to match a particular buyer's needs?
Are structural attributes of dwellings major factors related to whether a consumer owns or rents his or her housing?
The overriding question in 2009 was whether desirable packaging attributes continue to contribute to brand appeal and justify a higher price at a time when more American consumers than ever are trading down to store brands and generally cutting corners wherever they can.
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When a debtor corporation is in bankruptcy or insolvent (to the extent of the debtor's insolvency) or has qualified farm debt, and such debt is discharged, instead of including the discharged debt in income, it must reduce its tax attributes by the debt discharged, under Sec.
These brand leaders received high marks on most, if not all, of the top attributes among fierce competition in their category.
These customer attributes are stated in the customers own words.
The simultaneous appearance of wanted and unwanted structural changes in the fiber cell wall means that paper product attributes made from these fibers are always a compromise.
This route map is a set of paired match and set statements that are basically if-then rules applied to the four parts of the routing announcements to decide how to set associated BGP attributes.
Elbeik (1987) identified a total of 103 service attributes used by consumers in selecting their ideal hospitals.