Attribution

Attribution

In art, attribution is the judgment by experts as to the author, date, or other aspect of the origin of a work of art. Works "attributed" to an artist are more firmly believed to be theirs than those "ascribed".

Attribution can also 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
*Performance attribution, a technique in quantitative finance for explaining the active performance of a portfolio


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  • attribution — [ atribysjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1610; attribucion 1370; lat. attributio 1 ♦ Action d attribuer. Concours pour l attribution d un prix, d un poste. L attribution de véhicules neufs à un service. ⇒ allocation, distribution, dotation, octroi, remise. ♢ Dr.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • attribution — ATTRIBUTION. s. f. Concession de quelque prérogative, de quelque privilége, en vertu de Lettres du Prince. Un Édit d attribution de droits. Ces Charges ont de grandes attributions. [b]f♛/b] On appelle Lettres d attribution, Un pouvoir donné par… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • attribution — late 15c., action of bestowing or assigning, from M.Fr. attribution (14c.), from L. attributionem (nom. attributio) an assignment, attribution, noun of action from pp. stem of attribuere (see ATTRIBUTE (Cf. attribute)). Meaning thing attributed… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Attribution — At tri*bu tion, n. [L. attributio: cf. F. attribution.] 1. The act of attributing or ascribing, as a quality, character, or function, to a thing or person, an effect to a cause. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is ascribed or attributed. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attribution — at·tri·bu·tion /ˌa trə byü shən/ n: a rule in tax law that in certain cases deems property owned by one person or business entity to be owned by another or others Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. attribution …   Law dictionary

  • attribution — Attribution. s. f. v. Prerogative, privilege attribué à une personne, à une charge. Ces charges ont de grandes attributions. Il signifie aussi, La concession qui attribuë quelque prerogative, quelque privilege. Un Edit d attribution de droits …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Attribution — (v. lat. Attributio 1) Zutheilung, Beilegung; 2) Ertheilung von Rechten; 3) Bevollmächtigung zu richterlicher Entscheidung; 4) (Dogm.), in der Christologie so v.w. Genus idiomaticum, s. u. Christus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Attribution — Attribution, Verleihung, Ertheilung; attributiv, zueignend, beilegend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • attribution — theory …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Attribution — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Assignment of cause. < N PARAG:Attribution >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 attribution attribution theory etiology ascription reference to rationale Sgm: N 1 accounting for accounting for &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 palaetiology1 …   English dictionary for students

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