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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] attributus past participle of attribuere.

Noun

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attribute

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  1. A characteristic or quality of a thing.
    His finest attribute is his kindness.
  2. (grammar) A word that qualifies a noun.
    In the clause "My jacket is more expensive than yours", "My" is the attribute of "jacket".
  3. (computing) The applicable option selection; a variable or a value.
    This packet has its coherency attribute set to zero.
  4. (logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.
  5. (computing) An item with which a method, etc. may be decorated.
    There are some more implementations which use C# attributes to define custom attributes specific to the AOP engine. Then the classes that need to be intercepted will be decorated with these custom attributes.

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Verb

Infinitive
to attribute

Third person singular
attribut

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to attribute (third-person singular simple present attribut, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (used with to before the object) To associate ownership or authorship with.
    This poem is attributed to Browning.

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