attention span
noun Date: 1934 the length of time during which one (as an individual or a group) is able to concentrate or remain interested

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  • Attention span — is the amount of time a person can concentrate on a single activity. The ability to focus one s mental or other efforts on an object is generally considered to be of prime importance to the achievement of goals. People usually have a longer… …   Wikipedia

  • attention span — n. the duration of a person s ability to concentrate or pay attention …   English World dictionary

  • attention span — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms attention span : singular attention span plural attention spans the length of time that you can pay attention to one thing without becoming bored or thinking about something else a short/limited attention span …   English dictionary

  • attention span — noun The length of time, or span that one can pay attention, or concentrate on one topic without becoming distracted. He has learning difficulties because of his short attention span …   Wiktionary

  • attention span — at tention ,span noun count the length of time that you can pay attention to one thing without becoming bored or thinking about something else: a short/limited attention span …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • attention span — at tention .span n [C usually singular] the period of time during which you continue to be interested in something ▪ Children often have a short attention span …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • attention span — /əˈtɛnʃən spæn/ (say uh tenshuhn span) noun the length of time during which a person can concentrate effectively: *But Mr Beattie said children, especially primary school children, did not have the attention span to cope with a 9am to 5pm school… …   Australian English dictionary

  • attention span — noun the length of time you can concentrate on some idea or activity • Hypernyms: ↑span * * * noun, pl ⋯ spans [count] : the length of time during which someone is able to think about or remain interested in something people with short attention… …   Useful english dictionary

  • attention span — the interval during which an individual can concentrate, as on a single object, idea, or activity. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

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