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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attention  \At*ten"tion\,  n.  [L.  attentio:  cf  F.  attention.] 
  1.  The  act  or  state  of  attending  or  heeding;  the  application 
  of  the  mind  to  any  object  of  sense  representation,  or 
  thought;  notice;  exclusive  or  special  consideration; 
  earnest  consideration,  thought,  or  regard;  obedient  or 
  affectionate  heed;  the  supposed  power  or  faculty  of 
  attending. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attention 
  n  1:  the  process  whereby  a  person  concentrates  on  some  features 
  of  the  environment  to  the  (relative)  exclusion  of  others 
  [syn:  {attending}]  [ant:  {inattention}] 
  2:  the  work  of  caring  for  or  attending  to  someone  or  something 
  "no  medical  care  was  required";  "the  old  car  needed 
  constant  attention"  [syn:  {care},  {aid},  {tending}] 
  3:  a  general  interest  that  leads  people  to  want  to  know  more 
  "She  was  the  center  of  attention" 
  4:  a  courteous  act  indicating  affection;  "she  tried  to  win  his 
  heart  with  her  many  attentions" 
  5:  the  faculty  or  power  of  mental  concentration;  "keeping  track 
  of  all  the  details  requires  your  complete  attention" 
  6:  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" 




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