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attention

at·ten·tion

attention

 
 
pronunciation:
ten shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: concentration of mental powers, esp. on a particular object.
The movie held our attention for three hours.
synonyms:
concentration, intentness
antonyms:
inattention
similar words:
care, consciousness, contemplation
definition 2: consideration or notice.
I attracted their attention by waving my umbrella.The problem finally came to the attention of the boss.I'd appreciate it if you'd give this serious matter your attention.
synonyms:
awareness, consideration, notice
antonyms:
disregard
similar words:
care, heed, investigation, observation, scrutiny, spotlight, thought
definition 3: (usu. pl.) acts of politeness, respect, or affection.
synonyms:
amenities, regards
antonyms:
disregard
similar words:
affection, civilities, courting, courtship, urbanities
definition 4: a military stance in which the body is erect, the legs and feet together, and the eyes forward.
 
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The word attention contains the following part:
tend, tent, tens Latin root that means stretch