What does concentration mean?

Definitions for concentration
ˌkɒn sənˈtreɪ ʃəncon·cen·tra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concentrationnoun

    the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume

  2. concentration, density, denseness, tightness, compactnessnoun

    the spatial property of being crowded together

  3. concentrationnoun

    strengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing diluting material

  4. concentrationnoun

    increase in density

  5. concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersionnoun

    complete attention; intense mental effort

  6. concentrationnoun

    bringing together military forces

  7. assiduity, assiduousness, concentrationnoun

    great and constant diligence and attention


  1. concentrationnoun

    The proportion of a substance in a mixture.

  2. concentrationnoun

    The act, process or ability of concentrating; the process of becoming concentrated, or the state of being concentrated.

  3. concentrationnoun

    A field or course of study on which one focuses, especially as a student in a college or university.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Concentrationnoun

    Collection into a narrow space round the center; compression into a narrow compass.

    Etymology: from concentrate.

    All circular bodies, that receive a concentration of the light, must be shadowed in a circular manner Henry Peacham, on Drawing.


  1. concentration

    Concentration refers to the measure of the amount of a substance (solute) present in a certain volume or mass of another substance (solvent), often presented in terms of mass per unit volume. It can also refer to the act of focusing one's mental or physical effort on a particular activity, object or thought.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concentrationnoun

    the act or process of concentrating; the process of becoming concentrated, or the state of being concentrated; concentration

  2. Concentrationnoun

    the act or process of reducing the volume of a liquid, as by evaporation

  3. Concentrationnoun

    the act or process of removing the dress of ore and of reducing the valuable part to smaller compass, as by currents of air or water

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. concentration.]


  1. Concentration

    In chemistry, concentration is the abundance of a constituent divided by the total volume of a mixture. Several types of mathematical description can be distinguished: mass concentration, molar concentration, number concentration, and volume concentration. The term concentration can be applied to any kind of chemical mixture, but most frequently it refers to solutes and solvents in solutions. The molar concentration has variants such as normal concentration and osmotic concentration.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concentration' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2574

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concentration' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4559

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concentration' in Nouns Frequency: #771

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concentration in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concentration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of concentration in a Sentence

  1. Ashok Ghosh:

    The cause of the upsurge in arsenic concentration is the overuse of groundwater for irrigation and drinking, which happens when withdrawal rates exceed recharge rate, there is no law here to check excessive groundwater withdrawal.

  2. Wang Yifeng:

    The market is worried that real estate companies have a high concentration of cashflow problems, which would trigger large-scale bad debt risks in the banking system.

  3. Saraya Gomis:

    So often in schools, the Holocaust is only treated as something in the past and this has nothing to do with our present, it's not enough to just go to concentration camps and say that was a long time ago and now we are good. The result is that students don't see Jews as living people, just something that happened in the past.

  4. Karl Blanchet:

    You now have a concentration of people in one place, so you can expect infections.

  5. Mark Zuckerberg:

    I'll be like in zone, kind of flow concentration, working on something and you know, Priscilla Chan will like ask me some, some like basic question, and I'll just be like,' Oh man,' it's like,' I just like lost my flow,'.

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