1 assigning some quality or character to a person or thing; "the attribution of language to birds"; "the ascription to me of honors I had not earned" [syn: ascription]
2 assigning to a cause or source; "the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath"; "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso" [syn: ascription]
Attribution can mean:
- Attribution (copyright), a concept in copyright law requiring an author to be credited
- Journalism sourcing (or attribution), a journalistic practice of attributing information to its source
- Attribution (psychology), a concept in psychology whereby people attribute traits and causes to things they observe
A form of description used to identify traits of an individual.