- a concentration of the mind on a single object or thought, especially one preferentially selected from a complex, with a view to limiting or clarifying receptivity by narrowing the range of stimuli.
- a state of consciousness characterized by such concentration.
- a capacity to maintain selective or sustained concentration.
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Origin of attention
OTHER WORDS FROM attentionat·ten·tion·al, adjectiveo·ver·at·ten·tion, noun
Example sentences from the Web for attention
The next frontierDinh said Bjerg’s leadership and attention to detail should carry over to his new coaching role, in which he will have the added legitimacy of still being one of the top players at his position were he to suit up.
I read this and paused as a long-ago memory started poking and prodding for my attention.Eighty years of memories that will stir readers’ own|Connie Schultz|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Huffington left in 2016 to turn her attention to her wellness startup.BuzzFeed buys HuffPost from Verizon in latest new-media deal|Verne Kopytoff|November 19, 2020|Fortune
It’s the latter that’s getting much of the attention these days.
Although their intended audience is a group of never more than eight ticket buyers across the street, such a sight can draw attention from passersby.Looking from the outside in, ‘Voyeur’ reimagines the life of Toulouse-Lautrec|Jose Solís|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
But it exploits human attentional flaws: we tend to look at the headline number and ignore the details.
British Dictionary definitions for attention
Word Origin for attention
Idioms and Phrases with attention
see pay attention.