ADJ: v-link ADJ to nIf something is attributable to an event, situation, or person, it is likely that it was caused by that event, situation or person.
10,000 deaths a year from chronic lung disease are attributable to smoking...
The mess was directly attributable to a corrupt and incompetent official.
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attributable — UK US /əˈtrɪbjətəbl/ adjective ● be attributable to sth Cf. be attributable to sth ● attributable to shareholders Cf. attributable to shareholders ► if a comment, statement, etc. is attributable, people know who said it or who is responsible for… … Financial and business terms
Attributable — At*trib u*ta*ble, a. Capable of being attributed; ascribable; imputable. [1913 Webster] Errors . . . attributable to carelessness. J. D. Hooker. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
attributable — index derivative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
attributable — 1660s, from ATTRIBUTE (Cf. attribute) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able) … Etymology dictionary
attributable — adj. attributable to (the fire was attributable to carelessness) * * * [ə trɪbjʊtəb(ə)l] attributable to (the fire was attributable to carelessness) … Combinatory dictionary
attributable — at|trib|u|ta|ble [əˈtrıbjutəbəl] adj [not before noun] likely to have been caused by something attributable to ▪ Death was attributable to gunshot wounds … Dictionary of contemporary English
attributable — at|trib|ut|a|ble [ ə trıbjətəbl ] adjective attributable to caused by a particular event, situation, activity, or person: illnesses attributable to cigarette smoking … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
attributable — UK [əˈtrɪbjʊtəb(ə)l] / US [əˈtrɪbjətəb(ə)l] adjective caused by a particular event, situation, activity, or person attributable to: illnesses attributable to cigarette smoking … English dictionary
attributable — adjective capable of being attributed (Freq. 4) the collapse of the movement was attributable to a lack of morale an idea attributable to a Russian • Ant: ↑unattributable • Similar to: ↑ascribable, ↑due, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
attributable — Synonyms and related words: accountable, alleged, arising from, ascribable, assignable, attributable to, attributed, caused by, charged, coming from, contingent on, credited, dependent on, derivable from, derivational, derivative, deserving, due … Moby Thesaurus