Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of attributing, especially the act of establishing a particular person as the creator of a work of art.
  • noun Something, such as a quality or characteristic, that is related to a particular possessor; an attribute.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of attributing, in any sense; ascription.
  • noun That which is ascribed; attribute.
  • noun Authority or function granted, as to a ruler, minister, or court.

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

  • noun The act of attributing or ascribing, as a quality, character, or function, to a thing or person, an effect to a cause.
  • noun That which is ascribed or attributed.

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

  • noun The act of attributing something.
  • noun An explicit or formal acknowledgment of ownership or authorship.

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

  • noun assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
  • noun assigning to a cause or source

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French attribution, from Latin attributio.

Examples

  • Consequently, the author ` s derivative right is to accuracy in attribution (whether explicit or implicit), not to attribution per se.

    I, Pirate …

  • Like any science, the attribution is done by creating hypotheses about possible effects of each forcing, and then testing those hypotheses.

    Climate Science is an Experimental Science | Serendipity

  • Now the paragraph I just wrote, quoting a couple bits of the ReadWriteWeb post with attribution, is an example of fair use.

    2010 February « Steve Wildstrom on Tech

  • Like any science, the attribution is done by creating hypotheses about possible effects of each forcing, and then testing those hypotheses.

    2010 February 3 | Serendipity

  • Now the paragraph I just wrote, quoting a couple bits of the ReadWriteWeb post with attribution, is an example of fair use.

    Microsoft, Cryptome, and Copyright (Updated) « Steve Wildstrom on Tech

  • Wikipedia has a good page on the Shakespeare Apocrypha, “a group of plays that have sometimes been attributed to William Shakespeare, but whose attribution is questionable for various reasons”. (thx, jeffrey & nick) posted by Deron Bauman in art, history, international, language, literature, science | * | comment

    six more for the folio? | clusterflock

  • However, the issue of copying recipes without attribution is one that, sooner or later, all food writers must confront.

    Recipe for Leek Mousaka (Μουσακάς με Πράσα)

  • Sobran seems to be unaware that lists of parallels such as he provides have long been looked at very skeptically in attribution studies, since writers in any era consciously or unconsciously influence each other and draw on common sources.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • However, the issue of copying recipes without attribution is one that, sooner or later, all food writers must confront.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Like any science, the attribution is done by creating hypotheses about possible effects of each forcing, and then testing those hypotheses.

    2010 February | Serendipity

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