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attribution

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noun at·tri·bu·tion \ˌa-trə-ˈbyü-shən\

Definition of attribution

  1. 1 :  the act of attributing; especially :  the ascribing of a work (as of literature or art) to a particular author or artist

  2. 2 :  an ascribed quality, character, or right

at·tri·bu·tion·alplay \-sh(ə-)nəl\ adjective


Examples of attribution

  1. <a genuine respect for one another is one of the most commonly cited attributions of a happily married couple>



1651

First Known Use of attribution

1651



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