In relational database management, a field within a record.
In object technology, a single element of data. See instance attribute
and static attribute
For printers and display screens, a characteristic that changes a font, for example, from normal to bold or underlined, or from normal to reverse video.
In an XML document, a sub element defined within an element. In the following example, GENDER and AGE are attributes within the PERSON element:
A file access classification that determines how a file is retrieved, erased or backed up. See file attribute