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attention Idioms & Phrases


attention deficit disorder

  • noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
    minimal brain dysfunction; MBD; attention deficit disorder; ADD; minimal brain damage; hyperkinetic syndrome; ADHD.
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attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
    minimal brain dysfunction; MBD; attention deficit disorder; ADD; minimal brain damage; hyperkinetic syndrome; ADHD.
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attention span

  • noun the length of time you can concentrate on some idea or activity
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attention-getting

  • adjective satellite seizing the attention
    eye-catching.
    • eye-catching posters
  • adjective satellite likely to attract attention
    catchy.
    • a catchy title for a movie
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call attention

  • verb point out carefully and clearly
    signalise; signalize; point out.
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center of attention

  • noun the object upon which interest and attention focuses
    center of attention; center; centre.
    • his stories made him the center of the party
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centre of attention

  • noun the object upon which interest and attention focuses
    center of attention; center; centre.
    • his stories made him the center of the party
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paying attention

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    attentiveness; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    thoughtful; attentive; heedful.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing
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To pay attention to, To pay one's attentions to

  • to be courteous or attentive to; to wait upon as a lover; to court.
Webster 1913