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Dictionary definition for: Attention

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

2. (n) the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required" "the old car needed constant attention"

3. (n) a general interest that leads people to want to know more; "She was the center of attention"

4. (n) a courteous act indicating affection; "she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"

5. (n) the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"

6. (n) 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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