Meaning of “attribution” in the English Dictionary

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"attribution" in British English

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attributionnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌæt.rɪˈbjuː.ʃən/ us /ˌæt.rəˈbjuː.ʃən/

the act of saying or thinking that something is the result or work of a particular person or thing:

The usual attribution of the work to Leonardo is now disputed by several experts.

(Definition of “attribution” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"attribution" in American English

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attributionnoun [ U ]

us /ˌæ·trəˈbju·ʃən/

the act of saying what the origin or cause of something is:

He borrowed from other people’s writing without attribution.

(Definition of “attribution” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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