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Meaning of "attention" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ATTENTION

From Latin attentiō, from attendere to apply the mind to.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ATTENTION

attention  [əˈtɛnʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ATTENTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Attention is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ATTENTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

attention

Attention

Attention is the behavioral and 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, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. Attention remains a major area of investigation within education, psychology, neuroscience and neuropsychology. 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 behavioral and cognitive processes like working memory and vigilance. A relatively new body of research, which expands upon earlier research within neuropsychology, is investigating the diagnostic symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries and their effects on attention. Attention also has variational differences among differing cultures. The relationships between attention and consciousness are complex enough that they have warranted perennial philosophical exploration.

Definition of attention in the English dictionary

The first definition of attention in the dictionary is concentrated direction of the mind, esp to a problem or task. Other definition of attention is consideration, notice, or observation. Attention is also detailed care or special treatment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ATTENTION


abstention
əbˈstɛnʃən
contention
kənˈtɛnʃən
detention
dɪˈtɛnʃən
distension
dɪsˈtɛnʃən
extension
ɪkˈstɛnʃən
hyperextension
ˌhaɪpərɪkˈstɛnʃən
hypertension
ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən
hypotension
ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnʃən
intension
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
intention
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
irretention
ɪrɪˈtɛnʃən
mention
ˈmɛnʃən
normotension
ˈnɔːməʊˌtɛnʃən
overattention
ˌəʊvərəˈtɛnʃən
overextension
ˌəʊvərɪkˈstɛnʃən
pretension
prɪˈtɛnʃən
protension
prəʊˈtɛnʃən
retention
rɪˈtɛnʃən
sustention
səˈstɛnʃən
tension
ˈtɛnʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ATTENTION

attendance register
attendance sheet
attendancy
attendant
attendee
attendement
attender
attendings
attendment
attentat
attention deficit disorder
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
attention span
attention-grabbing
attention-seeking
attentional
attentions
attentive
attentively
attentiveness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ATTENTION

accreditation
bone of contention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
chemoprevention
contravention
convention
crime prevention
dissention
fire prevention
honourable mention
inattention
indention
intervention
invention
National Convention
obtention
political convention
prevention
reinvention
selective attention
subvention

Synonyms and antonyms of attention in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ATTENTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «attention» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of attention

Translation of «attention» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ATTENTION

Find out the translation of attention to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of attention from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «attention» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

注意
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

atención
570 millions of speakers

English

attention
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ध्यान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِنْتِبَاه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

внимание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

atenção
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

attentat
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

attention
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Attentat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aufmerksamkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

注意
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Attentat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự chú ý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரசியல் குற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपस्थित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Attentat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attenzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uwaga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

увага
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

atenție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσοχή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aandag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppmärksamhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppmerksomhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of attention

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ATTENTION»

The term «attention» is very widely used and occupies the 2.289 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ATTENTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about attention

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10 QUOTES WITH «ATTENTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word attention.
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Bernard Beckett
There is a fascination with fear. It grabs our attention.
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Arnold Bennett
Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.
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David Bohm
Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality. As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an actual process of movement.
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Julia Margaret Cameron
The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.
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Phil Crosby
The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going.
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Chuck D
Hip-hop is a part of rock & roll because it comes from DJ culture. DJ culture is the embodiment of all genres and all recorded music, if you actually pay attention to it.
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Leonardo DiCaprio
I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.
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Novak Djokovic
I'm trying not to pay too much attention to the rankings because calculations can distract you.
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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
There are lots of people shaping decisions, and so if we want to predict correctly, we have to pay attention to everybody who is trying to shape the outcome, not just the people at the pinnacle of the decision-making pyramid.
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Janet Echelman
Once I began to hear and pay attention to my fledgling ideas, the biggest hurdle was to learn how to respect them. That was hard, because the real way to respect an idea is to invest the attention and work needed to develop it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ATTENTION»

Discover the use of attention in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to attention and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of ...
A landmark work on the twenty-first century's new critical competency, this book is for every manager who wants to learn how to earn and spend the new currency of business.
Thomas H. Davenport, John C. Beck, 2013
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Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life
A revolutionary look at how what we pay attention to determines how we experience life Acclaimed behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher's Rapt makes the radical argument that much of the quality of your life depends not on fame or ...
Winifred Gallagher, 2009
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Orienting of Attention
This book is a succinct introduction to the orienting of attention.
Department of Psychology Simon Fraser University Richard D. Wright Associate Professor, Department of Psychology University of British Columbia Lawrence M. Ward Professor, 2008
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Joint Attention: New Developments in Psychology, Philosophy ...
The writers for this volume address these and related questions by drawing on a variety of disciplines, including developmental and comparative psychology, philosophy of mind, and social neuroscience.
Axel Seemann, 2011
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The Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age ...
The Economics of Attention builds on the best insights of that seminal book to map the new frontier that information technologies have created.
Richard A. Lanham, 2006
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Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children ...
This is the first book to address the perplexing question about ADD: how can individuals, some very bright, be chronically unable to "pay attention," yet be able to focus very well on specific tasks that strongly interest them?
Thomas E. Brown, 2005
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Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Clinical Workbook
Now in a revised and expanded third edition, this comprehensive volume presents the latest, most authoritative knowledge on the nature, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Russell A. Barkley, Kevin R. Murphy, 2006
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Clinical Neuropsychology of Attention
Written by a clinical neuropsychologist and a cognitive psychologist, this work presents an integrated view of the multi-faceted concept of attention.
Adriaan H. Zomeren, Wiebo H. Brouwer, 1994
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Attention: A Neuropsychological Approach
What is 'attention' and what is the best way to understand it? Taking its cue from this key question, this text presents a detailed overview of cognitive, neuropsychological and connectionist methodologies in attention research.
Antony Ward, 2004
10
Art of Attention: Book One
This is an elegant yoga book designed for practice, contemplation, and creativity for students and teachers of yoga. This book is both a systematic study guide and a work of art.
Elena Brower, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ATTENTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term attention is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon: Winning brings attention and …
"Winning brings attention and that's what we've been doing. I think we play with a lot of energy, a lot of fun. People have noticed it." Edinson ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
2
Watch: DWP tries to divert attention from crippling £12bn cuts by …
In what can only be described as a bizarre attempt to divert people's attention from the £12bn of welfare cuts set to be announced in ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
3
US celebrates World Cup championship, turns attention to Olympics
VANCOUVER — Atop BC Place's championship stage Sunday, 21 U.S. women's national team players formed a semi-circle around Abby ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Is the Justice Lodha committee paying any attention to BCCI's dirty …
As more and more revelations about the BCCI (and its member associations) come tumbling out of the closet, one hopes the Supreme ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
5
Kimberley Walsh brands Louis Walsh 'attention-seeking' as she …
"It's all attention-seeking, so you have to let it go over your head. He'd turn on anyone at any time if it meant it got him into the press.". «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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T.Y. Hilton Has The Full Attention Of NFL Defenses
4, T.Y. Hilton has warranted the necessary attention following 16 100-yard ... The attention towards Hilton has begun to grow in a couple of ... «Colts.com, Jul 15»
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Share Of Attention: Advertising's Newest Time-Based Metric
Advertising's “thing” is more nebulous, but at its core the advertising industry is about buying and selling attention, so it makes sense that the ... «AdExchanger, Jul 15»
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George Clooney Might Sell Italian Estate Due To Paparazzi Attention
George Clooney and his lovely wife Amal get way too much attention when visiting their luxury estate overlooking Lake Como in Italy. Rumors ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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Shocking Murder By Illegal Actually Draws Attention of Networks
Shocking Murder By Illegal Actually Draws Attention of Networks. By Scott Whitlock | July 6, 2015 | 12:00 PM EDT. Share it Tweet it. 0. shares. The shocking ... «NewsBusters, Jul 15»
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley commands attention in a sheer dress …
It's common knowledge that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn't need a racy dress to command attention. But it surely didn't hurt when the ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»

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