Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being or liable to be ascribed, imputed, or attributed; ascribable; imputable: as, the fault is not attributable to the author.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being attributed; ascribable; imputable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of being attributed.
  • adjective Allowed to be attributed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being attributed

Etymologies

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attribute +‎ -able

Examples

  • 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.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • 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.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Earnings per share -- the figure closely watched by analysts -- are also based on the "attributable" number.

    New FASB Rule Aims to Clarify 'Net Income'

  • 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.

    All Kaiser Health News

  • 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.

    All Kaiser Health News

  • 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.

    American Grace

  • 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.

    American Grace

  • 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.

    American Grace

  • 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.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Since these figures hold constant other demographic predictors of volunteering, the differences in secular volunteering attributable to religiosity are truly remarkable.

    American Grace

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