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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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As mentioned above, I am suggesting (though admittedly not fully arguing) that the particular dynamic of the courtroom offers support for attributor contextualism over other forms of contextualism (see DeRose, "Contextualism: An Explanation and Defense", supra note 82 at 190ff).
If the verb "know" were used here in the objective sense an additional attributor would be necessary.
Attributor can send an e-mail on behalf of the publisher to all sites carrying unauthorized content and give them options, such as providing a link to the originating publisher's site, striking a deal to split ad revenues, or demand the site remove the content.
Founded in 2005, Attributor has raised $10 million from Sigma Partners, Selby Ventures, Draper Richards, First Round Capital, and Amicus.
Country: USASector: IT/Online ServicesTarget: Attributor CorporationBuyer: Digimarc Corporation Type: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
A recent study by US technology firm Attributor claimed the daily demand for pirated ebooks could be estimated at between 1.
So publishers have turned to content-protection options such as AP's News Registry and Attributor, which offers "anti-piracy" services by "enforcement experts.
Use of the attributor allows both the removal of double counting within and across datasets and time periods as well as facilitating cross matching between datasets to demonstrate client care pathways and the overlap between specific services or interventions.
Companies including Audible Magic, Attributor, and MotionDSP, which all operate similarly, provide publishers with details about how their content is used; they compile a large database of submitted, copyrighted work and then scan files for matches that may indicate unauthorized use of copyrighted material using digital fingerprints to establish parallels.
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC) has acquired privately-held Attributor Corporation, the global leader in protecting eBooks from online piracy.
Attributor, which tracks content across the Web, launched the Fair Syndication Consortium in April 2009.
Finally, the paper offers some considerations in favor of attributor contextualism over "subject-sensitive invariantism," both in epistemology and in moral theory.