[ uh-trib-yoo-tuh-buhl ]
/ əˈtrɪb yʊ tə bəl /
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able to be considered the result of the cause indicated: Its success in becoming one of the most livable urban environments is attributable to a bold long-term vision, expressed in unconventional planning decisions.
able to be considered a quality or characteristic of the person, thing, group, etc., indicated: To eliminate variability in brain measurements attributable to gender, only males were included in this study.
able to be considered the work or action of the person or group indicated: Statements in this blog are made solely by the author and are not attributable to the law firm for which she works.
able to be considered a product of the indicated period, culture, etc.: The theme for performances at the carnival is anything attributable to the 16th century—any art, science, game, martial activity, or cuisine.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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non·at·trib·ut·a·ble, adjectiveun·at·trib·ut·a·ble, adjective
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