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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But alas, she also turned out to have a very short attention span.
He also had a very short attention span, and would always be found clowning around during team talks.
For example, the idea that readers have a very short attention span and therefore, according to the people we call the `web marketing technologists', you have to bombard them with a multitude of ad messages in a condensed space and at the highest presentation velocity.
Children with foetal alcohol syndrome (FASD) have behaviour problems including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning and memory difficulties and short attention span.
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amp;quot;And we all know there's a very short attention span for newness.
Neil, 52, sighed: "He does have a short attention span.
American Classics'' may say it celebrates those things that define our nation's character, but all it really comments on is our very short attention span.
And we all know there's a very short attention span for newness.
For example, my husband tells our son off if he doesn't listen when we tell him not to do something, whereas I just think he's young and has a short attention span.
Advertisers don't like the short attention span of these visitors and are finding it difficult to evaluate the audience for targeted marketing campaigns.