Examples: lawyer, liberal, Native American
Audio Pronunciation: (at·trib·ute)
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- Plural: attributes
- An attribute needs to be observable and measurable to be studied.
- An attribute can be a constant or variable.
- Also called:
- Attribute used in a sentence: Studying is an attribute of a successful student.
- A researcher is an (noun) attributer (attributor) that (verb) attributes an (adjective) attributable or (adjective) attributive attribute by (verb) attributing the attribute (adverb) attributively.
- Quantitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “attribute” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.
Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).
How to Cite the Definition of Attribute
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “attribute.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 19, 2018 (http://sociologydictionary.org/attribute/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
attribute. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/attribute/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “attribute.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 19, 2018. http://sociologydictionary.org/attribute/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“attribute.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://sociologydictionary.org/attribute/>.