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"attributable" in British English

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attributableadjective [after verb]

uk   /əˈtrɪb.jə.tə.bəl/  us   /əˈtrɪb.jə.t̬ə.bəl/
caused by: Do you think that these higher-than-average temperatures are attributable to global warming?
(Definition of attributable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attributable" in American English

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attributableadjective

 us   /əˈtrɪb·jə·t̬ə·bəl/
caused by: Her death was attributable to natural causes. Note: almost always followed by the preposition to.
(Definition of attributable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"attributable" in Business English

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attributableadjective

uk   us   /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)
Translations of “attributable”
in Chinese (Simplified) 归因于…的, 由于…的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歸因於…的, 由於…的…
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