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Noun: attribution  ,at-ru'byoo-shun
  1. Assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
    "the attribution of language to birds";
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  2. Assigning to a cause or source
    "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"; "the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath";
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Derived forms: attributions

See also: attributable, unascribable, unattributable

Type of: categorisation [Brit], categorization, classification, sorting

Encyclopedia: Attribution