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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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119) As far as the rules of evidence are concerned, it is always the circumstances of the fact finder as attributor that need to be controlled vis-a-vis which possibilities are open or closed to consideration in making knowledge attributions.
He would have to say something what could be convincing for Jake, hence he would have to look at himself from Jake's point of view, which in fact is the point of view of an external attributor, and he would have to say something relevant to the objective meaning of knowledge.
For example, Attributor developed the FairNotice Feed, a widget that gives hosting sites, cyberlockers, and P2P networks a real-time view of unauthorized content that may be hosted on their sites.
The optimal size of attributor for use with the University of Manchester Drug Misuse Database.
The attributor begins with a known effect of a sought-after state, often an observable piece of behavior.
Attributor found a site that had posted the first 10 chapters of the title.
A startup called Attributor in Redwood City, Calif.
He also complains that I have described Perkins (who undoubtedly had a first-rate eye for Sienese pictures) as 'simply an attributor of paintings' .
Kelley (1971) notes a second reason we make attributions: "The attributor is not simply an attributor, a seeker after knowledge; his latent goal in attaining knowledge is that of effective management of himself and his environment".
The research findings indicate that a very salient factor that may have an effect on the attribution of responsibility for experiences like sexual harassment could be traditional or modern sex role attitudes held by the attributor (Jensen & Gutek, 1982; Valentine-French & Radtke, 1989) and information about the victim of sexual harassment and rape (Borgida & White, 1978; Feldman-Summers & Lindner, 1976; Smith, Keating, Hester, & Mitchell, 1976).
NASDAQ: DMRC) has acquired privately-held Attributor Corp.
4 December 2012 - US media identification and management solutions provider Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC) said it had taken over digital content protection specialist Attributor Corporation for an unspecified amount.