attribution

[ a-truh-byoo-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. the act of attributing; ascription.

  2. something ascribed; an attribute.

  1. Numismatics. a classification for a coin, based on its distinguishing features, as date, design, or metal.

  2. Archaic. authority or function assigned, as to a ruler, legislative assembly, delegate, or the like.

Origin of attribution

1
First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin attribūtiōn-, stem of attribūtiō “assignment, an allotting”; see attribute, -ion

Other words from attribution

  • mis·at·tri·bu·tion, noun
  • re·at·tri·bu·tion, noun

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