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  1. [data models] Fields and values that provide information about a feature or nonspatial record. For example, the attributes of a tree might include its species and height.Typically stored in a database or service.
  2. [data models] In raster datasets, information associated with each unique value of a raster cell.
  3. [graphics (map display)] Information that specifies how features are displayed and labeled on a map; for example, the graphic attributes of a river might include line thickness, line length, color, and font for labeling.

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