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Attribution   /ˌætrɪbjˈuʃən/   Listen

Assigning some quality or character to a person or thing.  Synonym: ascription.  "The ascription to me of honors I had not earned"
Assigning to a cause or source.  Synonym: ascription.  "He questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"

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"Attribution" Quotes from Famous Books

... convent from the town in the Valley. They are attributed to the Etruscans, of course, on much the same grounds as Stonehenge is attributed to the Druids—because in the minds of the people who made the attribution Etruscans and Druids were each in their own place the ne plus ultra of aboriginal antiquity. But at any rate, at some very early time, the people who held the valley of the Arno erected these vast megalithic walls round their city and citadel as a protection, ...
— Science in Arcady • Grant Allen

... of his kingdom—the mechanical, the intellectual, and the moral; and it appears to be most clearly a position arising out of that fact, that a comprehensive germ which shall necessarily evolve all future developments, down to the minutest atomic movements, is a more suitable attribution to the Deity, than the idea of a necessity ...
— An Expository Outline of the "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation" • Anonymous

... words if refer'd to their first originall, are but metaphors which represent objects to us in such terms as are proper to another, with which it hath some agreement, or neere relation, and withall what are the grand principles of metaphors; either of Attribution or Proportion, that do not only make op the beauty, but almost the intire ...
— A Philosophicall Essay for the Reunion of the Languages - Or, The Art of Knowing All by the Mastery of One • Pierre Besnier

... up the Baby's Stocking" was not attributed in the Table of Contents or in the text in the original edition. For clarity this edition attributed both as follows: [Emily Huntington Miller]. Attribution makes the text more readable. Without it one could believe the poem to have been written by Andrew Lang; especially after Haven inserts an extra poem by Southwell, "A Carol" following "The Wassailer's Song," which is ...
— Christmas - Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse • Various

Words linked to "Attribution" :   categorisation, unattributable, sorting, categorization, externalisation, zoomorphism, attribute, attributable, classification, ascription, animatism, imputation, externalization, unascribable

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