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attributenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæt.rɪ.bjuːt/
C2 a ​quality or ​characteristic that someone or something has: Organizational ​ability is an ​essential attribute for a good ​manager.
(Definition of attribute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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attributenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæ·trəˌbjut/
a ​quality or ​feature of a ​person or thing, esp. one that is an ​importantpart of ​itsnature: Self-confidence is a ​rare attribute in a 17-year-old. She has the ​physical attributes to ​become a ​championshipswimmer.
(Definition of attribute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"attribute" in Business English

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attributenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈætrɪbjuːt/
a ​quality or characteristic that someone or something has: a key/essential attribute A ​key attribute of the new ​service will be ​flexibility. Organizational ​ability is an ​essential attribute for a good ​manager. What are the ​skills and personal attributes needed for ​success? a positive/​negative attribute

attributeverb [T, usually passive]

uk   us   /əˈtrɪbjuːt/
to say or ​think that something is the ​result of a particular thing: attribute sth to sth Her ​success can be attributed to three ​mainfactors.
to say that a particular ​person was the first ​person to say something, do something, ​invent something, etc.: attribute sth to sb This ​idea has ​long been attributed to Keynes, but in fact he was not the first to ​think of it.
(Definition of attribute from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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