- the assembling of military or naval forces in a particular area in preparation for further operations.
- a specified intensity and duration of artillery fire placed on a small area.
Origin of concentration
Related Words for concentrationabsorption, consolidation, combination, accumulation, assembly, compression, deliberation, application, fixing, study, narrowing, unity, convergence, congregation, need, heed, centralization, debate, concern, converging
Examples from the Web for concentration
Contemporary Examples of concentration
Within a concentration camp, would someone make a joke about the number, the tattooed number?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
This is important in the concentration process, which takes place by means of an extraordinarily measured period of boiling.When It Comes to Great Whisky, The Size of Your Still Matters
December 9, 2014
The concentration of PM2.5, the smallest particulate matter, is at 153 micrograms per cubic meter.Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit
November 11, 2014
At any moment, the slightest loss in concentration could see a disastrous tumble.How the Circus Got a Social Conscience
November 7, 2014
She described the influence of her mother, a concentration camp survivor.Live from San Antonio: Women in the World Texas!
Women in the World
October 23, 2014
Historical Examples of concentration
And how was I to know, then, that the concentration was due to the necessity of invention?The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
He has the constitution of a rhinoceros, the digestion of an ostrich, and the concentration of an oyster.Little Dorrit
Oh, gentlemen, have ye ever seen such a concentration of vice?Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
“Quite,” said Barter, whose face was now a mask of concentration.The Mind Master
Arthur J. Burks
Let us now consider some of the implications of this concentration on rendering service.Creating Capital
Frederick L. Lipman
- the act of bringing together military forces
- the application of fire from a number of weapons against a target
1630s, "action of bringing to a center," noun of action from verb concentrate (v.). Meaning "a mass so collected" is from 1670s; "continuous focus of mental activity" is from 1846.