the interval during which an individual can concentrate, as on a single object, idea, or activity.
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Sure, “ain’t” gets the attention, but what do “am’nt,” “h’aint” and “b’aint” mean?What’s all the fuss over ain’t about? Is there really anything wrong with the word? Or is it even a word? The colloquialism ain’t is a nonstandard contraction of the following: “am not,” “are not,” “is not,” “have not,” and “has not.” It is also used in some dialects as a contraction for “do not,” “does not,” and “did not.” For example, “We ain’t got any milk left.” …
- attention deficit disorder,
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,
- attention line,
Origin of attention span
First recorded in 1930–35
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