the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
care, attention, aid, tending(noun)
the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
"no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
a general interest that leads people to want to know more
"She was the center of attention"
a courteous act indicating affection
"she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"
the faculty or power of mental concentration
"keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review
"the troops stood at attention"
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An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.
A state of alertness in the standing position.
The company will now come to attention.
Origin: From attencioun, from attentio, from attendere, past participle attentus; see attend.
the act or state of attending or heeding; the application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought; notice; exclusive or special consideration; earnest consideration, thought, or regard; obedient or affectionate heed; the supposed power or faculty of attending
an act of civility or courtesy; care for the comfort and pleasure of others; as, attentions paid to a stranger
Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Attention has also been referred to as the allocation of processing resources. Attention is one of the most intensely studied topics within psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Attention remains a major area of investigation within education, psychology and neuroscience. Areas of active investigation involve determining the source of the signals that generate attention, the effects of these signals on the tuning properties of sensory neurons, and the relationship between attention and other cognitive processes like working memory and vigilance. A relatively new body of research is investigating the phenomenon of traumatic brain injuries and their effects on attention. Attention also has variations amongst cultures.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
at-ten′shun, n. act of attending, as in to pay, give, call, or attract attention: steady application of the mind: heed: civility, courtesy: care.—interj. (mil.) a cautionary word used as a command to execute some manœuvre.—adj. Attent′ive, full of attention: courteous, mindful.—adv. Attent′ively.—n. Attenti′veness. [L. attention-em—attend-ĕre. See Attend.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
Concentration of the mind on whatever will ultimately put something in the pocket; hence, in law and politics, the frame-up.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Focusing on certain aspects of current experience to the exclusion of others. It is the act of heeding or taking notice or concentrating.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A military word of command, calling the soldier from the quiescent position of "at ease" into readiness for any exercise or evolution. Also the erect posture due to that word of command, and which is assumed by a private soldier in the presence of an officer. The attending to signals.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A cautionary command addressed to troops preparatory to a particular exercise or manœuvre. Gare-a-vous has the same signification in the French service.
The ability and choice of focus on a specific thing or purpose.
The attention was focused on what they would like to achieve together as one united team.Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020
To listen with intent.
Their attention was on what the farmers were saying to ensure they could suggest solutions for how to move forward together as one group and create a workable solution.Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'attention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #691
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'attention' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1360
Rank popularity for the word 'attention' in Nouns Frequency: #299
The numerical value of attention in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of attention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- внима́ние, уха́жванеBulgarian
- atencióCatalan, Valencian
- pozornost, pozorCzech
- opmærksomhed, bevågenhedDanish
- Aufmerksamkeit, Achtung, BeachtungGerman
- φροντίδα, περιποίηση, προσοχήGreek
- huomio, tarkkaavaisuus, huomionosoitus, asentoFinnish
- attention, attentionsFrench
- aire, èisteachd, suimScottish Gaelic
- allerta, sull'attenti, attenzione, attentiItalian
- תשומת לבHebrew
- 注意, 注目, 気を付けJapanese
- 주목, 주의Korean
- көңүл, ыклас, ыкылас, кунт, ынта, көңүл буруу, көңүл бургула, назар, дыкат, дит, урматKyrgyz
- paraatheid, aandacht, attentiesDutch
- merksemdNorwegian Nynorsk
- uwaga, baczność, atencja, względyPolish
- atenção, sentidoPortuguese
- atenție, drepțiRomanian
- внима́тельность, [[сто́йка]] «[[сми́рно]]», уха́живания, внима́ние, сми́рноRussian
- pažnja, pozornostSerbo-Croatian
- pozornost, pozorSlovene
- கவனம், நாட்டம்Tamil
- chú ýVietnamese
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