Alternative terms: characteristics, ability scores, abilities

Attributes are a character's stable traits. For example, an attribute might measure a character's strength or charisma.

Dungeons & Dragons uses the term ability score. In Dungeons & Dragons, the ability scores are Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma.

Hero System refers to attributes as characteristics.

In an attribute-based game, characters may have few traits other than a name and their attributes.