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attention meaning

EN[əˈtɛn.ʃən]
US
WAttention
  • Attention is the behavioral and cognitive process of selectively concentrating on a discrete aspect
  • Attention remains a major area of investigation within education, psychology, neuroscience,
  • The relationships between attention and consciousness are complex enough that they have warranted pe
attention
  • NounPLattentionsSUF-tion
    1. NU Mental focus.
      1. Please direct your attention to the following words. ‎
    2. NC An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.
      1. NU (military) A state of alertness in the standing position.
        1. The company will now come to attention. ‎
    3. Interjection
      1. (military) Used as a command to bring soldiers to the attention position.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Most inquiry has focussed on the researchee while only limited attention has been given to the researcher.
          • So, be careful what you are paying attention to. If it looks like someone is yanking your chain, he or she probably is.
          • With careful attention to detail, he reconjured the atmosphere of a 19th-century ball.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • He gave a little toot of the horn, to get their attention.
          • I had to use the whip to get the sheep's attention.
          • You can tell they're a bunch of show offs because they spend all day cutting up and distracting everybody, just to be the center of attention.

      Meaning of attention for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "attention" is an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Interjections
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
            Difficultness: Level 1
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            Definiteness: Level 9
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            1. fr attention
            2. fr attentions
            3. en attentions
            4. en attentional
            5. fr attentionné
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