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English noun: engrossment

1. engrossment (cognition) complete attention; intense mental effort

Synonymsabsorption, concentration, immersion

Broader (hypernym)attention

Narrower (hyponym)centering, direction, focal point, focus, focusing, focussing, specialism, study

2. engrossment (cognition) the mental state of being preoccupied by something

Synonymsabsorption, preoccupancy, preoccupation

Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind

Narrower (hyponym)absentmindedness, abstractedness, abstraction

3. engrossment (attribute) the quality of being intent and concentrated

SamplesThe intentness of his gaze.


Broader (hypernym)assiduity, assiduousness, concentration

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