Hypertext Webster Gateway: "attention"

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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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