Meaning of “attribute” in the English Dictionary

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

"attribute" in American English

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attributenoun [ C ]

us /ˈæ·trəˌbjut/

a quality or feature of a person or thing, esp. one that is an important part of its nature:

Self-confidence is a rare attribute in a 17-year-old.
She has the physical attributes to become a championship swimmer.

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

"attribute" in Business English

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attributenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈætrɪbjuːt/ us

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 /əˈtrɪbjuːt/ us

to say or think that something is the result of a particular thing:

attribute sth to sth Her success can be attributed to three main factors.

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)