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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.
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If we could tear the sheet apart and think of these attributes separately, we just may be able to make the customers what they want and produce a relatively high margin product at the same time.
Her gender attributes are "masculine" traits like independence, competitiveness, a business-like view of the world, and her "moving up in the wo rld" through an assertion of power.
In a recent survey of management professors at 16 graduate schools, Worthington Brighton Press came up with a list of a dozen attributes for new leaders, including "a high level of self-awareness," "a knowledge of human motivation" and "the capacity and willingness to think boldly.
Seeking additional patterns that may be hidden within databases to generate new classification criteria via KDD is complex but less so than attempting to expand attribute descriptions to be complete classification structures, especially when some characteristics are not apparent without KDD.
The selling group should continue to be able to avail itself of the loss members attributes in any event and the buying group arguably is not engaged in an abusive transaction since it is being "patient" in the acquisition of the target.
The mean importance ratings of the attributes as well as the attribute factors of each sub-group of the socio-demographic and injury variables were computed.
A two tailed t-test administered to test for significant differences between the mean attribute importance ratings assigned by salespersons and purchasing managers.
Are structural attributes of dwellings major factors related to whether a consumer owns or rents his or her housing?
The overriding question in 2009 was whether desirable packaging attributes continue to contribute to brand appeal and justify a higher price at a time when more American consumers than ever are trading down to store brands and generally cutting corners wherever they can.
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.
Conducted with growers in Midwest farm states, this study not only determines which brand attributes are most valuable to growers but it also scores brands on how well they deliver on those attributes.
Then the cells within the matrix are filled to show the correlation among the subjective customer attributes and the engineering characteristics.