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ATTRIBUTE
  1. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    In computing an attribute is a specification that defines a property of an object, element, or file. It may also refer to or set the specific value for a given instance of such. For clarity, attributes should more correctly be considered metadata. An attribute is frequently and generally a property of a property.


    Example:


    Source:
    Wikipedia Extract


  2. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    Characteristics or particular properties that describes an entity, also known as the metadata describing the entity.


    Example:
    Attributes can be many and varied and include names, dates, descriptions, etc.


    Source:
    The Synercon Group


  3. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    Characteristic of an object or entity


    Example:


    Source:
    ISO 11179 Metadata Registries


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See also

ENTITY