attribution

[ a-truh-byoo-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF attribution

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This portion of the figure he enriches by the attribution of whiteness, or unity and radiance.

It admits of but one attribution, and that embracing an identical proposition.

Still worse is the attribution of such weakness to the gods; as when the goddesses say, 'Alas!

Again, in every predication there is an attribution of singular or plural.

The discovery and attribution of these figures is the work of K. Sudhoff.

Personification is the attribution of life to inanimate things.

There can therefore be no doubt of the attribution of this tomb.

It pressed upon him hard, and all round, assuredly, this attribution of power.

This was simply an attribution of his personal apathy to everybody else.

Here, again, is the attribution of one persons experience to all cases.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "action of bestowing or assigning," from Middle French attribution (14c.), from Latin attributionem (nominative attributio) "an assignment, attribution," noun of action from past participle stem of attribuere (see attribute). Meaning "thing attributed" is recorded from 1580s.

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nouncharge of wrongdoing, fault
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