Both of the words “attribute” and “property” mean a feature by which a thing may be identified.
However, “attribute” tends to be more qualitative, while “property” tends to be more quantitative.
According to Webster, a property is a characteristic that belongs to a thing’s essential nature and may be used to describe a type or species.
A property is owned or possessed by the thing, much like real estate is owned property.
The rock porosity is 21% — porosity is a property of the rock
An attribute is a modifier word that serves to limit, identify, particularize, describe, or supplement the meaning of the word it modifies.
Carbonate rock – carbonate is an attribute of the rock
Profound Quote of the Day:
“But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and it may exist even when the body is in bondage.”
– Ralph A. Cram, American architect, 1863-1942