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attention meaning

EN[əˈtɛn.ʃən]
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WAttention
  • Attention is the behavioral and cognitive process of selectively concentrating on a discrete aspect of information, whether deemed subjective or objective, while ignoring other perceivable information.
  • Attention remains a major area of investigation within education, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychology.
  • The relationships between attention and consciousness are complex enough that they have warranted perennial philosophical exploration.
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    Definition of attention in English Dictionary

  • 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
          • When you receive a strike, it is because there is a suki. Your opponent draws your attention to your weak spots, and you endeavor to ensure that you do not receive a strike in the same place again.
          • I tried to get Michele's attention at the party, but she looked right through me!
          • Most inquiry has focussed on the researchee while only limited attention has been given to the researcher.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Children may act up in class in an effort to get attention.
          • I think you’ll find my proposal worth your attention.
          • But the interest of a well-handed argument is, perhaps, as strong an influence as any which can be exerted to control attention.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Interjections
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. fr attention
            2. en attentions
            3. fr attentions
            4. en attentional
            5. fr attentionné
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Grammatically, this word "attention" is an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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