distractibility
noun see distract II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • distractibility — /di strak teuh bil i tee/, n. Psychiatry. inability to sustain one s attention or attentiveness, which is rapidly diverted from one topic to another: a symptom of a variety of mental disorders, as manic disorder, schizophrenia, or anxiety states …   Universalium

  • distractibility — noun The ease with which a persons concentration can be interfered with by external stimulation or by irrelevant thoughts See Also: distraction …   Wiktionary

  • distractibility — A disorder of attention in which the mind is easily diverted by inconsequential occurrences; seen in mania and attention deficit disorder. * * * dis·tract·i·bil·i·ty dis .trak tə bil ət ē n, pl ties a condition in which the attention of the mind… …   Medical dictionary

  • distractibility — n. ability to be disturbed, confusability; ability to be diverted or sidetracked …   English contemporary dictionary

  • distractibility — dis·tract·ibil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • distractibility — də̇ˌstraktəˈbiləd.ē, ətē, i noun ( es) : susceptibility to distraction …   Useful english dictionary

  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder — ▪ pathology Introduction       a behavioral syndrome characterized by inattention and distractibility, restlessness, inability to sit still, and difficulty concentrating on one thing for any period of time. ADHD most commonly occurs in children… …   Universalium

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