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ascription

[uh-skrip-shuh n] /əˈskrɪp ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of ascribing.
2.
a statement ascribing something, especially praise to the Deity.
Also, adscription.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin ascrīptiōn- (stem of ascrīptiō) a written addition. See a-5, script, -ion
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  • The extent to which such inter-group differences are due to ascription, ability, or motivation remains a research question.
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ascription

/əˈskrɪpʃən/
noun
1.
the act of ascribing
2.
a statement ascribing something to someone, esp praise to God
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ascrīptiō, from ascrībere to ascribe
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Word Origin and History for ascription
n.

1590s, "action of adding in writing;" c.1600, "attribution of authorship or origin," from Latin ascriptionem (nominative ascriptio) "an addition in writing," noun of action from past participle stem of ascribere (see ascribe).

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