Attribute

Attribute may refer to:

  • In research, a characteristic of an object (person, thing, etc.) - see attribute (research)
  • In philosophy, property (philosophy), an abstraction of a characteristic of an entity or substance
  • In art, an object that identifies a figure, most commonly referring to objects held by saints (earlier, by pagan gods) - see emblem
  • In linguistics, a syntax unit, either a word, phrase or clause, that modifies a noun
  • A deity's aspect; see Apophatic theology
  • Attribute grammar, in formal computer languages

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Famous quotes containing the word attribute:

    I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927)

    Much attribute he hath, and much the reason
    Why we ascribe it to him; yet all his virtues,
    Not virtuously of his own part beheld,
    Do in our eyes begin to lose their gloss,
    Yea, like fair fruit in an unwholesome dish,
    Are like to rot untasted.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Both the Moral Majority, who are recycling medieval language to explain AIDS, and those ultra-leftists who attribute AIDS to some sort of conspiracy, have a clearly political analysis of the epidemic. But even if one attributes its cause to a microorganism rather than the wrath of God, or the workings of the CIA, it is clear that the way in which AIDS has been perceived, conceptualized, imagined, researched and financed makes this the most political of diseases.
    Dennis Altman (b. 1943)