attention span


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attention span

the length of time a person can concentrate on a subject.

attention span

n.
The length of time during which a person can concentrate on a subject or idea.

at·ten·tion span

(ă-ten'shŭn span)
The length of time a person can concentrate on a subject.

attention span

The duration of sustained concentration on a task or activity. See: hyperactivity (2); attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
See also: span
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