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attention

 
Noun attention has 6 senses
  1. attention, attending - the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    --1 is a kind of basic cognitive process
    Antonyms: inattention
    --1 has particulars:
     attentiveness, heed, regard, paying attention; clock-watching; ear; eye; notice, observation, observance; notice
    Derived form: verb attend5
  2. care, attention, aid, tending - the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention"
    --2 is a kind of work
    --2 has particulars:
     hair care, haircare, hairdressing; maternalism; babysitting, baby sitting; pet sitting; dental care; first aid; treatment; incubation; livery; manicure; pedicure; nourishment; nursing; tender loving care, TLC; nurturance; personal care; skin care, skincare; faith healing, faith cure; tree surgery; healthcare, health care
    Derived form: verb attend2
  3. attention - a general interest that leads people to want to know more; "She was the center of attention"
    --3 is a kind of
    attraction, attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnet
    --3 has particulars: foil, enhancer
    Derived form: verb attend5
  4. attention - a courteous act indicating affection; "she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"
    --4 is a kind of
    courtesy
  5. attention - the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
    --5 is a kind of
    faculty, mental faculty, module
    --5 has particulars:
     concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion; mental note; watchfulness, vigilance, alertness
    Derived form: verb attend5
  6. attention - a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review; "the troops stood at attention"
    --6 is a kind of
    stance
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