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attribute +‎ -able


  • IPA(key): /əˈtɹɪbjuːtəbəl/


attributable (not comparable)

  1. Capable of being attributed.
    His lack of conversation is attributable to his shyness.
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 124:
      The Shark Attack File shows twenty-seven attacks, definitely attributable to Galeocerdo cuvieri, and they have occurred all over the world, from Australia to Florida.
    • 2017, Di Zou; James Lambert, “Feedback methods for student voice in the digital age”, in British Journal of Educational Technology, volume 48, number 5, page 1090:
      [T]he ‘fun’ factor may be in part attributable the novelty of the feedback mechanism, and the sense of fun might wear thin after longer exposure to the feedback method.
  2. Allowed to be attributed.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Always used with to