_________ defines the properties of a data object and take on

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_________ defines the properties of a data object and take on one of the three different characteristics.

A. data object

B. attributes

C. relationships

D. data object and attributes

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Correct answer is B. attributes

Easiest explanation: They can be used to name an instance of the data object, describe the instance, or  make reference to another instance in another table.