Essence vs Attribute - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between essence and attribute
is that essence
)the inherent nature of a thing or idea while attribute
(senseid)The inherent nature of a thing or idea.
- The laws are at present, both in form and essence , the greatest curse that society labours under.
- Gifts and alms are the expressions, not the essence of this virtue [charity].
(philosophy) The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory.
- The essence of Addison's humour is irony.
A being; especially, a purely spiritual being.
- Uncompounded is their essence pure.
* Washington Irving
- As far as gods and heavenly essences / Can perish.
A significant feature of something.
The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a distillation process.
* essence of Jojoba
Fragrance, a perfume.
* Alexander Pope
- He had been indulging in fanciful speculations on spiritual essences , until he had an ideal world of his own around him.
- Nor let the essences exhale.
* in essence
* of the essence; time is of the essence
A characteristic or quality of a thing.
(grammar) A word that qualifies a noun.
- His finest attribute is his kindness.
(computing) The applicable option selection; a variable or a value.
- In the clause "My jacket is more expensive than yours", "My" is the attribute of "jacket".
(logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.
(computing, programming) A semantic item with which a method, etc. may be decorated.
- This packet has its coherency attribute set to zero.
- There are some more implementations which use C
- attribute s to define custom attributes specific to the AOP engine. Then the classes that need to be intercepted will be decorated with these custom attributes.
* See also
* relational attribute
To ascribe (something) (to) a given cause, reason etc.
* Archbishop Tillotson
- We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or contradiction in it.
* 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 278:
- The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true and exact performer.
To associate ownership or authorship of (something) (to) someone.
- H?kim's atypical actions should not be attributed to Islam as much as to insanity, which eventually led him to proclaim himself as Allah, whereupon he was murdered by outraged fellow Muslims.
- This poem is attributed to Browning.