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English noun: attention

1. attention (cognition) the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others


Synonymsattending


Broader (hypernym)basic cognitive process


Narrower (hyponym)attentiveness, clock-watching, ear, eye, heed, notice, notice, observance, observation, paying attention, regard


Antonymsinattention

2. attention (act) the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something


SamplesNo medical care was required.
The old car needs constant attention.


Synonymsaid, care, tending


Broader (hypernym)work


Narrower (hyponym)baby sitting, babysitting, dental care, faith cure, faith healing, first aid, hair care, haircare, hairdressing, health care, healthcare, incubation, intervention, livery, manicure, maternalism, nourishment, nursing, nurturance, pedicure, personal care, pet sitting, skin care, skincare, tender loving care, TLC, treatment, tree surgery

3. attention (cognition) a general interest that leads people to want to know more


SamplesShe was the center of attention.


Broader (hypernym)attracter, attraction, attractive feature, attractor, magnet


Narrower (hyponym)enhancer, foil

4. attention (act) a courteous act indicating affection


SamplesShe tried to win his heart with her many attentions.


Broader (hypernym)courtesy

5. attention (cognition) the faculty or power of mental concentration


SamplesKeeping track of all the details requires your complete attention.


Broader (hypernym)faculty, mental faculty, module


Narrower (hyponym)absorption, alertness, concentration, engrossment, immersion, mental note, vigilance, wakefulness, watchfulness

6. attention (attribute) a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review


SamplesThe troops stood at attention.


Broader (hypernym)stance


Attributeattentive, inattentive


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine









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