What does ascription mean?

Definitions for ascriptionəˈskrɪp ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ascription.

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

  2. Origin: [L. ascriptio, fr. ascribere. See Ascribe.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascription in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascription in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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