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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attentiveness, heed, regard, paying attentionnoun

    paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)

    "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"

  2. attentivenessnoun

    the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others

  3. attentivenessnoun

    the trait of being observant and paying attention


  1. attentivenessnoun

    the quality of paying careful attention; attentiveness to detail.


  1. attentivenessnoun

    The state or quality of being attentive.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Attentivenessnoun

    The state of being attentive; heedfulness; attention.

    Etymology: from attentive.

    At the relation of the queen’s death, bravely confessed and lamented by the king, how attentiveness wounded his daughter. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.


  1. Attentiveness

    Attention in psychology, is the concentration of awareness on some phenomenon to the exclusion of other stimuli. A process of selectively concentrating on a discrete aspect of information, whether considered subjective or objective. William James (1890) wrote that "Attention is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought. Focalization, concentration, of consciousness are of its essence." Attention has also been described as the allocation of limited cognitive processing resources. Attention is manifested by an attentional bottleneck, in terms of the amount of data the brain can process each second; for example, in human vision, only less than 1% of the visual input data (at around one megabyte per second) can enter the bottleneck, leading to inattentional blindness.Attention remains a crucial area of investigation within education, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychology. Areas of active investigation involve determining the source of the sensory cues and signals that generate attention, the effects of these sensory cues and signals on the tuning properties of sensory neurons, and the relationship between attention and other behavioral and cognitive processes, which may include working memory and psychological vigilance. A relatively new body of research, which expands upon earlier research within psychopathology, is investigating the diagnostic symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury and its effects on attention. Attention also varies across cultures.The relationships between attention and consciousness are complex enough that they have warranted perennial philosophical exploration. Such exploration is both ancient and continually relevant, as it can have effects in fields ranging from mental health and the study of disorders of consciousness to artificial intelligence and its domains of research.


  1. attentiveness

    Attentiveness refers to the quality of being alert, observant, and focused on a particular task or activity. It involves the ability to give careful attention to details, concentrate on a specific subject, listen to others attentively and become aware of changes or developments in one's environment. It is often associated with consideration, mindfulness, and diligence.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attentiveness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attentiveness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of attentiveness in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Schroeder:

    I couldn't have asked for a better jury to work with and it has truly been my pleasure, i think, without commenting on your verdict, the verdicts themselves, just in terms of your attentiveness and the cooperation that you gave to us, justifies the confidence that the founders of our country placed in you so I dismiss you at this time.

  2. Pano Anthos:

    It’s very similar to the digital journey in ecommerce, you’re looking, thinking, learning, reading way before you’re ready to buy something. Attentiveness and clerks are a very late stage in the purchase process.

  3. Jessa Nicholson:

    My client and his family are grateful for the attentiveness paid by the jury, but continue to view this entire situation as a tragedy.

  4. Bryant McGill:

    When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another's need to speak be our silent statement.

  5. Narsha Bulgakbaev:

    Only a skillful and experienced person can transform his inner fear into alertness and attentiveness. Always be clearly prepared for future challenges. Carefully, thinking slowly, learn to be prepared for anything, because no one is responsible for your actions except yourself.

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