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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
          • In the last part of his paper Przibram calls attention to the characteristic, striking tendency to homœosis in certain genera of Crustacea and insects.
          • The wrinkly recursiveness of her language seems lodged at the layer of consciousness itself, where Moore demands readers’ attention to the innate thingliness of words.
          • Please be quiet, we don't want to draw attention to the guards.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Lydia tapped Jim on the shoulder to get his attention.
          • Children may act up in class in an effort to get attention.
          • I think you’ll find my proposal worth your 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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            Definite    ➨     Versatile
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            1. fr attention
            2. en attentions
            3. fr attentions
            4. en attentional
            5. fr attentionné
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