You may hear this term often when dealing with Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS). In RDBMS, a table organizes data in rows and columns. The columns are known as attributes whereas the rows are known as records.
Example: A school maintains the data of students in a table named “student”. Suppose the data they store in table is student id, student name & student age. To do this they have had three columns in the table: student_id, student_age, student_name. The table looks like this:
Here student_id, student_age and student_name are the attributes.