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Attributes that are associated with something. Windows uses the term extensively to refer to the current settings of hardware, software and data. In Windows, right clicking an icon brings up a Properties option that provides details about the file or device.

Get Info in the Mac
In the Mac, the Get Info menu option delivers equivalent details. Since it is an Apple function, Get Info appears in the Windows version of iTunes. Right clicking a name in the iTunes Library brings up the Get Info option. See Win Properties.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



fake, specially created objects (sculpture, furniture, tableware, decorations, weapons, and such) used in theatrical productions instead of real things. Properties should be cheap and sturdy and have an exaggerated, simplified outward form. (The reproduction of details not visible to the audience is usually omitted in the production of properties.) The theatrical workman who creates properties is called a property man.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

properties, props

Objects on the stage of a theater related to a performance, including furniture and decorative elements.
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Since this approach utilizes the sales of reasonably similar properties, it is most effective when relevant and reliable comparable sales market data is available.
Other states provide a statutory preferential assessment percentage for qualifying historic properties. For example, Alabama provides a 10-percent assessment ratio for historic properties compared with South Carolina's 60-percent assessment rate for commercial properties.
In addition, the AT may have to depreciate certain parked properties even if it acquired and transferred the properties in the same tax year.