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tr.v. as·cribed, as·crib·ing, as·cribes
1. To regard as arising from a specified cause or source: "Other people ascribe his exclusion from the canon to an unsubtle form of racism" (Daniel Pinchbeck). See Synonyms at attribute.
2. To regard as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time: ascribed the poem to Shakespeare.

[Middle English ascriben, from Old French ascrivre, from Latin ascrībere : ad-, ad- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

a·scrib′a·ble adj.
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Adj.1.ascribable - capable of being assigned or credited to; "punctuation errors ascribable to careless proofreading"; "the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain"; "the oversight was not imputable to him"
attributable - capable of being attributed; "the collapse of the movement was attributable to a lack of morale"; "an idea attributable to a Russian"
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[əsˈkraɪbəbl] ADJatribuible (to a)
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adj to be ascribable to somethingeiner Sache (dat)zuzuschreiben sein
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To this cause perhaps, united to their frequent bathing and extreme cleanliness, is ascribable, in a great measure, the marvellous purity and smoothness of skin exhibited by the natives in general.
The interval between the delivery of this message, and the arrival of Mr Squeers, was very short; but, before he came, Ralph had suppressed every sign of emotion, and once more regained the hard, immovable, inflexible manner which was habitual to him, and to which, perhaps, was ascribable no small part of the influence which, over many men of no very strong prejudices on the score of morality, he could exert, almost at will.
Part of this fault is ascribable to the use of magic, to which there is repeated but inconsistent resort, especially, as in the medieval romances, for the protection of the good characters.
This is ascribable to the following attributes of the novel biosensors: durability, reliability, and accuracy.
An absorption peak at 835 cm-1 is ascribable to the stretching vibration peak of the Al-O bond in the tetrahedron (AlO4) [19], this indicates that the calcium aluminate (Ca12Al14O33) was successfully synthesized by the proposed with carbon template by the solid state calcination method.
"It is hereby clarified that transactions which fail on account of technical reasons like hardware, software, communication issues; non-availability of currency notes in the ATM; and other declines ascribable directly / wholly to the bank/service provider; invalid PIN/validations; etc., shall not be counted as valid ATM transactions for the customer.
These successes are ascribable to its strategic resolution and its great strength.
These leaders have one thing in common; the catering to their respective blood thirsty, middle class and frustrated citizens who believe their grievances are all ascribable to the 'others' residing within and outside the confines of their borders.
The drop in temperatures is ascribable to the low atmospheric mass in the upper atmospheres moving towards the northern regions of the Arabian Gulf and Peninsula which will lead to formation of a climatic high over these regions.
These differences between our results and the earlier results were ascribable to social factors (educational level, farmer's age, farmer's province, farmer's social security situation etc), biological and economic factors (breed, gender, first live weight before fattening, and fattening period), managerial conditions, interaction effects of these factors and specifically, to statistical techniques employed.
'The reason for the WHO projection of a slow increase in life expectancy for Nigeria,' Dr John Ahukannah, the Honourable Commissioner of Health, Abia State, said, 'was ascribable to the expanded access to anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS, which had adversely affected life in Nigeria and Africa in the 80s and the 90s'.
One estimate suggests that Pakistan has incurred a loss of almost $4 billion during the last two decades on account of scores of adverse events ascribable to climate change.