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attributable

adjective
 
 
/əˈtrɪbjətəbl/
be attributable to sth caused by something: This growth is attributable to many factors. The increase in sales is largely attributable to the fact that the product has come down in price. ACCOUNTING if costs are attributable to a particular thing, they are spent on that thing: 35% of this cost is attributable to salaries.
attributable to shareholders ACCOUNTING if a company's profits or losses are attributable to shareholders, the profits belong to them or the losses are owed by them: All gains and losses attributable to shareholders should be reported in the single statement.
if a comment, statement, etc. is attributable, people know who said it or who is responsible for the information in it: None of four stockbrokers contacted would offer attributable comment on the fine. Briefings to the media must be open and attributable.
(Definition of attributable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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