Difference between revisions of "Attribute"

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*Date: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_century 14th century]
 
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1 : an inherent characteristic; also : an accidental [[quality]]
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*1 : an inherent characteristic; also : an accidental [[quality]]
2 : an object closely associated with or belonging to a specific [[person]], [[thing]], or office <a scepter is the attribute of [[power]]>; especially : such an object used for identification in [[painting]] or [[sculpture]]
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*2 : an object closely associated with or belonging to a specific [[person]], [[thing]], or office <a scepter is the attribute of [[power]]>; especially : such an object used for identification in [[painting]] or [[sculpture]]
3 : a [[word]] ascribing a [[quality]]
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*3 : a [[word]] ascribing a [[quality]]
  
 
[[Category: General Reference]]
 
[[Category: General Reference]]

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Etymology

Middle English], from Latin attributus, past participle of attribuere to attribute, from ad- + tribuere to bestow — more at tribute

  • 1 : an inherent characteristic; also : an accidental quality
  • 2 : an object closely associated with or belonging to a specific person, thing, or office <a scepter is the attribute of power>; especially : such an object used for identification in painting or sculpture
  • 3 : a word ascribing a quality