Definition of 'attention'
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The average human attention span online is now eight seconds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Paying close attention to detail helps you make an important discovery at work. The Sun (2017)We must pay great attention because when you arrive after three defeats you are very dangerous. The Sun (2017)And what of the elderly who need care and medical attention? The Sun (2016)My attention is on something other than what can go wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet it gets relatively little attention. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Much like the referendum itself it seems inevitable that any election campaign would focus public attention on splits within the governing party. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Stand to attention in this one from Mango. The Sun (2016)In short, online exposure, plus the attention of the local property expert to carry out the valuation and conduct viewings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This question has received surprisingly little attention from critics. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)This is a man with a very short attention span. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your logical mind and attention to detail helps you spot differences in puzzles. The Sun (2006)Did he receive all the attention he should have? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet despite the frenzied media attention there has been little to report. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This will balance your features and draw attention away from your nose. The Sun (2014)The properties of similar potential scandals that somehow escape attention are thus not studied. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We have focused our attention there for this reason. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)With mindfulness you focus your attention on one of your senses. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet the sight of such attention to education also spooked me. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The profile or attention is not something he needs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We also draw attention to some interesting aspects of the behavior of firms issuing these securities. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)You would be well advised to pay attention to what happened next. The Sun (2013)This care and this attention have gone still farther. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)You need urgent medical attention because it can make you very ill very quickly. The Sun (2016)These albums got little attention and have long been deleted. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The first is that the average human attention span has gone down. Christianity Today (2000)You may feel unworthy of the attention and help people offer you. Coping with Angina (1990)Clearly, when we work on reports on sensitive stories there is always attention that local innocent names are not mentioned. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I had first come to the attention of social services when I was less than three months old. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'attention'
British English: attention /əˈtɛnʃən/ NOUN
If something has your attention or if you are paying attention to it, you have noticed it and are interested in it.
The light attracted his attention.
- American English: attention
- Arabic: اِنْتِبَاه
- Brazilian Portuguese: atenção
- Chinese: 注意
- Croatian: pažnja
- Czech: pozornost
- Danish: opmærksomhed
- Dutch: aandacht
- European Spanish: atención
- Finnish: huomio
- French: attention
- German: Aufmerksamkeit
- Greek: προσοχή
- Italian: attenzione
- Japanese: 注意
- Korean: 주의
- Norwegian: oppmerksomhet
- Polish: uwaga zainteresowanie
- European Portuguese: atenção
- Romanian: atenție
- Russian: внимание
- Spanish: atención
- Swedish: uppmärksamhet
- Thai: ความตั้งใจ
- Turkish: dikkat
- Ukrainian: увага
- Vietnamese: sự chú ý
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