Definition of attributable in English:

attributable

adjective

attributable to
  • 1Regarded as being caused by.

    ‘43 percent of all deaths in Ireland were attributable to cardiovascular disease’
    • ‘The limitations are attributable to the lack of farm-level price input data.’
    • ‘These impacts were directly attributable to the reduced output associated with the land idled under the program.’
    • ‘There would be a 40-percent reduction in per capita production of greenhouse gases attributable to automobile use.’
    • ‘This value increase was also attributable to high inflation, particularly in Mexico.’
    • ‘Three died within the first month because of complications attributable to pneumonia.’
    • ‘E. coli has been a major cause of human illness outbreaks, mainly attributable to the consumption of contaminated beef.’
    • ‘He died of a heart attack during filming, likely attributable to the stress of the epic production.’
    • ‘Are successes or failures attributable to management, board decisions, the economic environment, or member actions?’
    • ‘We are hearing some complaints from current occupants about problems attributable to the architect's inexperience.’
    • ‘Energy output has been much lower than for a comparable building, although some of that is attributable to an unusually mild winter.’
    1. 1.1often attributable to (of a work or remark) able to be ascribed to a particular author, artist, or speaker.
      ‘some 50 liturgical works by or attributable to him have survived’
      ‘this may be Leonardo 's earliest securely attributable painting’
      • ‘They always arrived on time to hear 170 children sing every carol attributable to Martin Luther.’
      • ‘No securely attributable paintings by Cennino are known, either in Florence or in Padua.’
      • ‘The only real question is how much of this is attributable to the director and how much to the scenario author.’
      • ‘In this room are a pair of toilet coffers attributable to Boulle, which date from about 1700.’
      • ‘If hungry for more information on these particular poems and the others attributable to Wotton, then that is perhaps no bad thing.’
      • ‘This is the version of existentialism attributable to Martin Heidegger and Jean Paul-Sartre.’
      • ‘Other works attributable to the painter include a Nativity.’
      • ‘The elegance of the building is attributable chiefly to the lead designer.’
      • ‘It is an example of a well-known model attributable to the Anglo-Florentine sculptor Fanelli.’
      • ‘Familiarizing ourselves with a set of assumptions attributable to him would be problematic indeed, as it would be for many other authors.’

Pronunciation

attributable

/əˈtrɪbjʊtəb(ə)l/