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Definition of "attribution" []

  • The act of attributing, especially the act of establishing a particular person as the creator of a work of art. (noun)
  • Something, such as a quality or characteristic, that is related to a particular possessor; an attribute. (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 "attribution" in a sentence
  • "Sobran seems to be unaware that lists of parallels such as he provides have long been looked at very skeptically in attribution studies, since writers in any era consciously or unconsciously influence each other and draw on common sources."
  • "However, the issue of copying recipes without attribution is one that, sooner or later, all food writers must confront."
  • "Wikipedia has a good page on the Shakespeare Apocrypha, “a group of plays that have sometimes been attributed to William Shakespeare, but whose attribution is questionable for various reasons”. (thx, jeffrey & nick) posted by Deron Bauman in art, history, international, language, literature, science | * | comment"