Definition of ascription noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ascription

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    noun
    BrE BrE//əˈskrɪpʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈskrɪpʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] ascription (of something) (to somebody) the act of considering or stating that a work of art, etc. was written or created by a particular person his ascription of the painting to Sully
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] ascription (of something) (to somebody/something) (formal) the act of considering or claiming that something is caused by a particular thing or person the ascription of disease to poor people and foreigners
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] ascription (of something) (to somebody/something) (formal) the act of considering that something has a particular quality the ascription of meaning to objects and events