HyperDic: attribution

English > 2 senses of the word attribution:
NOUNcognitionattribution, ascriptionassigning some quality or character to a person or thing
cognitionattribution, ascriptionassigning to a cause or source
attribution > pronunciation
Soundsae.trihbyuw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > attribution: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAssigning some quality or character to a person or thing.
Example"the attribution of language to birds"
Synonymascription
NarrowerzoomorphismThe attribution of animal forms or qualities to a god
Broaderclassification, categorization, categorisation, sortingThe basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories / categories
Spanishatribución
English > attribution: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAssigning to a cause or source.
Examples
  • "the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath"
  • "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"
Synonymascription
Attributesattributablecapable of being attributed
unattributable, unascribablenot attributable
NarroweranimatismThe attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones / stones
externalization, externalisationAttributing to outside causes
imputationThe attribution to a source or cause
Broaderclassification, categorization, categorisation, sortingThe basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories / categories
Spanishadscripción, atribución
Catalanadscripció, atribució
Verbsattributedecide as to where something belongs in a scheme

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