Definition of non-attributable in English:



  • Not able to be attributed to a particular source or cause.

    ‘non-attributable informants let it be known that the minister had been rebuked in cabinet’
    • ‘If so, is there a decrease in those with general non-attributable retardation?’
    • ‘What I don't understand is why these file deletions are non-attributable?’
    • ‘The non-attributable pressure loss at the seams degrades flow calculations.’
    • ‘Alexander had escaped the media attention so the same friends, briefing on a non-attributable basis, insisted the time had been right for her to step out of the political spotlight.’
    • ‘To accomplish this, the author has relied on open and non-attributable sources, because most intelligence services refused to comment for the record.’