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English noun: attribution

1. attribution (cognition) assigning some quality or character to a person or thing


SamplesThe attribution of language to birds.
The ascription to me of honors I had not earned.


Synonymsascription


Broader (hypernym)categorisation, categorization, classification, sorting


Narrower (hyponym)zoomorphism

2. attribution (cognition) assigning to a cause or source


SamplesThe attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath.
He questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso.


Synonymsascription


Broader (hypernym)categorisation, categorization, classification, sorting


Narrower (hyponym)animatism, externalisation, externalization, imputation


Attributeattributable, unascribable, unattributable









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