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Ascription - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Ascription' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ascription [ n.]
- The act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong; also, that which is ascribed.

Meaning of 'Ascription' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ascription [ n]
Meaning (1):
- assigning to a cause or source
Example in sentence:
  • he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso;
  • the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath
Meaning (2):
- assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
Example in sentence:
  • the ascription to me of honors I had not earned;
  • the attribution of language to birds