(redirected from attributable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.


Logic the property, quality, or feature that is affirmed or denied concerning the subject of a proposition





a dependent member of a sentence grammatically subordinated to a substantive (or noun in languages without grammatical differentiation of nouns) and indicating a characteristic of an object, phenomenon, and the like.

An attribute may be (in Russian, German, Latin, many other Indo-European languages, Arabic, and Bantu, for example) in agreement (bol’shoi gorod, “big city”; nash sad, “our garden”) or nonagreement (dom s mezoninom, “house with an attic”; German, das Buch des Genossen, “the comrade’s book”). In some languages (Semitic, Turkic, and others), the addition of an attribute (corresponding to a Russian attribute in the genitive case) to a noun requires morphological changes in the dependent word (called postpositional attributive construction). Apposition is a special kind of attribution.


(computer science)
A data item containing information about a variable.
A characteristic of computer-generated characters, such as underline, boldface, or reverse image.


A named value or relationship that exists for some or all instances of some entity and is directly associated with that instance.

Examples include the href attribute of an HTML anchor element, the columns of a database table considered as attributes of each row, and the members (properties and methods of an object in OOP. This contrasts with the contents of some kind of container (e.g. an array), which are typically not named. The contents of an associative array, though they might be considered to be named by their key values, are not normally thought of as attributes.


(1) In relational database management, a field within a record.

(2) In object technology, a single element of data. See instance attribute and static attribute.

(3) For printers and display screens, a characteristic that changes a font, for example, from normal to bold or underlined, or from normal to reverse video.

(4) In an XML document, a sub element defined within an element. In the following example, GENDER and AGE are attributes within the PERSON element:

(5) A file access classification that determines how a file is retrieved, erased or backed up. See file attribute.
References in periodicals archive ?
1502-28T(a)(4), to the extent that excluded DOI income is not applied to reduce the tax attributes attributable to the DM or a lower-tier member (by reason of the look-through rule), the excess reduces the group's remaining consolidated tax attributes, including those attributable to members that arose (or treated as arising) in a SRLY, to the extent the member that realizes excluded DOI income is a member of the SRLY subgroup as to such attribute.
UBS's industrial holdings, including its private equity portfolio, contributed CHF 456 million, or 13%, to UBS's attributable profit.
The increase was due to the amortization of the discount attributable to convertible notes payable issued in September 2005.
Part of this rise in new sales is attributable to annual premium increases for previously sold contracts with regular premium payments.
This reduction was primarily attributable to a $271,000 loss on sale of an underperforming investment security during the most recent quarter.
incurred a $1 million Federal NOL in 2002 before the consideration of any state or local income tax refund attributable to the loss.
Approximately 46% of the budget is attributable to each of the Appalachian region and the Southwest region, which includes the Permian Basin, the Midcontinent and East Texas.
has negotiated an extensive network of income tax treaties with over 60 nations, in which the concept of income attributable to a PE replaces that of income "effectively connected with U.
Although the amount of a group's CNOL attributable to a member may be easily determined under Regs.
2003-79 provides procedures for qualifying partners and S corporation shareholders to elect to take into account ratably over four tax years their share of income from a partnership or S corporation attributable to a short tax year ending after May 9, 2002, but before June 1, 2004.
NASDAQ: CNTL) reported consolidated net sales of $10,600,000, net income before dividends on preferred stocks of $73,000 and a net loss attributable to common stock of $262,000 or $0.
The increase in net revenues during the 2006 Period as compared to the 2005 Period is primarily attributable to government contracts under the Integrated Base Defense Security System (IBDSS) delivery orders.