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engrossment

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engrossment

(ĕn-grōs′mĕnt)
An attitude of total focus on something or someone. In obstetrics, the term denotes attachment behavior exhibited by new parents during initial contacts with their newborns.
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Various parts of the city of New York, the busy man's engrossment in his busy-ness, make up the major part of the film .
Proposition 1: Work Engagement manifests psychologically as active engrossment in assigned task amongst individuals which in turn manifests behaviourally as passionate task performance (PTP) and organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB).
An interruption of engrossment and reciprocity occurs when the mathematics does not "work at all.
Engrossment of land, as opposed to nuts or game, would occur if a person claimed more land than he or she could "improve, cultivate, or use the product of" (Locke 1690: chap.
Pound's well-known dismissal and engrossment of Imagism as 'a point on the curve of my development', or the formula that goes: 'We were never all together in the same room except for five minutes in a snug in the Crown in April 1974' (I made that up).
Arranging or participating in belian luangan rituals is a sort of statement, a statement expressing commitment to local tradition, and engrossment in local concerns.
In a less conspicuous manner, it is to be noted that all of Tawhidi's additions to the biographical record of scholars who had destroyed their books focus upon these scholars' realization that their engrossment in writing books was misleading or harmful to their salvation, whence their decision to get rid of their books and to take up the ascetic life instead.
Like Ochs's (1986) concept of love, receptivity involves a decentering of the self and engrossment with the other (Noddings, 1984).
A child occasionally crosses the glade, but even this human presence is (temporarily) elided by the speaker's gently self-mocking engrossment in the miniaturized country idyll: "Here at my feet what wonders pass,
Absorption is a state of strong engrossment in one's mentation and has been defined formally as "a 'total' attention, involving a full commitment of available perceptual, motoric, imaginative and ideational resources to a unified representation of the attentional object" (Tellegen & Atkinson, 1974, p.
It seems to me that Klopp's engrossment with the text manque forces him to characterize the prison writings in terms of their inadequacies.
The next logical step is to take advantage of our digital distribution architecture which has a proven track record to weather Web storms like last Fall's frenzy of activity on stock sites and this Winter's engrossment for political news and weather sites.