Attribute vs Grammaticality - What's the difference?

attribute | grammaticality |

As nouns the difference between attribute and grammaticality

is that attribute is a characteristic or quality of a thing while grammaticality is (of language) the state or attribute of obeying the rules of grammar; grammatical correctness.

As a verb attribute

is to ascribe (something) (to) a given cause, reason etc.



(en noun)
  • A characteristic or quality of a thing.
  • His finest attribute is his kindness.
  • (grammar) A word that qualifies a noun.
  • In the clause "My jacket is more expensive than yours", "My" is the attribute of "jacket".
  • (computing) The applicable option selection; a variable or a value.
  • This packet has its coherency attribute set to zero.
  • (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.
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    () * attributeness * 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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true and exact performer.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 278:
  • 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.
  • To associate ownership or authorship of (something) (to) someone.
  • This poem is attributed to Browning.

    Derived terms

    () * attributable * attribution




  • (of language) The state or attribute of obeying the rules of grammar; grammatical correctness.
  • * 1963 , Peter Lackowski, “Words as Grammatical Primes”, Language , vol. 39, no. 2, p. 214:
  • One cannot consistently judge the grammaticality of utterances without knowing what grammatical types their constituent morphemes represent.


    * grammaticalness


    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.