Definitions for ascriptionəˈskrɪp ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•crip•tionəˈskrɪp ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of ascribing.

  2. a statement ascribing something, esp. praise to the Deity.

Origin of ascription:

1590–1600; < L ascrīptiō a written addition. See ascribe , -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attribution, ascription(noun)

    assigning some quality or character to a person or thing

    "the attribution of language to birds"; "the ascription to me of honors I had not earned"

  2. attribution, ascription(noun)

    assigning to a cause or source

    "the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath"; "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"


  1. ascription(Noun)

    the act of ascribing a quality or characteristic to someone or something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascription(noun)

    the act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong; also, that which is ascribed


  1. Ascription

    Ascription is the act of ascribing. In Sociology, it is a way to acquire status, along with achievement or chance - Cf. Ascriptive inequality. In Philosophy, it is related to belief ascription. It is as well a concept in Linguistics, refer to Predicate.


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