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

      

    attribution

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌætrɪˈbjuːʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌætrɪˈbjuːʃn//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1attribution (of something) (to something) the act of saying or believing that something is the result of a particular thing incorrect attribution of the cause of death
  2. 2attribution (of something) (to somebody) the act of saying or believing that somebody is responsible for doing something, especially for saying, writing or painting something The attribution of this painting to Rembrandt has never been questioned. the attribution of legal responsiblity