Definition

Attribute

Attribute— each column in a relational table represents a field, also referred to as an attribute. Attributes are characteristics of an entity.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Attribute
- That which is attributed; a quality which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an essential or necessary property or characteristic.
- Reputation.
- A conventional symbol of office, character, or identity, added to any particular figure; as, a club is the attribute of Hercules.
- Quality, etc., denoted by an attributive; an attributive adjunct or adjective.
2. Attribute
- To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging (to).
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