Attribute


A characteristic that describes either a function[1] (something that a thing does) or a physical aspect (something that a thing is). Sometimes you might hear the word metadata to refer to an attribute[2], meaning that it isn’t the data[3] itself, but the thing that describes the data

Terms definitions
1. function. A named section of a computer program that performs a specific task. Functions help make code more efficient and reusable. They may take input parameters and produce output.
2. attribute. A characteristic that describes either a function (something that a thing does) or a physical aspect (something that a thing is). Sometimes you might hear the word metadata to refer to an attribute, meaning that it isn’t the data itself, but the thing that describes the data
3. data. Raw facts or figures without context or meaning. e.g. 1, “Boris”, False