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Definition of "attribute" []

  • To relate to a particular cause or source; ascribe: attributed their failure to a lack of preparation. (verb-transitive)
  • To regard as the work of a specified agent, place, or time: attributed the painting to Titian; attributed the vase to 18th-century Japan. (verb-transitive)
  • A quality or characteristic inherent in or ascribed to someone or something. (noun)
  • An object associated with and serving to identify a character, personage, or office: Lightning bolts are an attribute of Zeus. (noun)
  • Grammar A word or phrase syntactically subordinate to another word or phrase that it modifies; for example, my sister's and brown in my sister's brown dog. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "attribute" in a sentence
  • "_FLASH_CONTROL_IRQ Flash Control Event Interrupt Handlers Declaration The MPLAB C32 compiler gives us two options to declare a function as "the" default interrupt handler (vector 0) at a given interrupt priority (ipl1, for example), using either the attribute syntax as follows: void __attribute__ ((interrupt (ipl1), vector (0))) InterruptHandler (void)"
  • "CDD = $CDD$ "where $attribute$ extracts an attribute from the current feature, and GDD, HDD, CDD keys are the titles of the data elements in the pie chart."
  • "They are named in the name attribute and are described by the paramType attribute."