Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being or liable to be ascribed, imputed, or attributed; ascribable; imputable: as, the fault is not attributable to the author.
- adj. Capable of being attributed.
- adj. Allowed to be attributed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being attributed; ascribable; imputable.
- adj. capable of being attributed
- attribute + -able (Wiktionary)
“He finds “misuse of the offending term attributable to spurious erudition on the part of the writers combined with scientific illiteracy on the part of copy editors.””
“Earnings per share -- the figure closely watched by analysts -- are also based on the "attributable" number.”
“The law says that the federal government now will get 100 percent of the rebate funding "attributable" to the increase from 15.1 to 23.1 percent.”
“However, with rising American influence in so many sectors—this itself attributable in no little measure to the advent of the telephone—hello would become a global word for greetings between speakers who shared no common language.”
“Since these figures hold constant other demographic predictors of volunteering, the differences in secular volunteering attributable to religiosity are truly remarkable.”
“We suspect that this trend too is mostly attributable to generational processes of cohort replacement, but since the Gallup data on year of birth are not publicly available, we cannot confirm that suspicion.”
“In short, the pattern in Figure 5.4 is unlikely to be attributable to selection bias, though the exact level of intermarriage may be slightly underestimated in the historical data.”
“Robert Wuthnow, After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007, argues that nearly all the decline in church attendance and the rise in nones among young adults is attributable to delays in marriage.”
“The difference between the two lines is, generally speaking, attributable to the convergent conversion of one or both spouses.”
“For the first-half, Swire Pacific's aviation division's attributable profit totaled HK$1.53 billion, down from HK$5.65 billion a year ago.”
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