Definition of attention span in English:

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attention span

Pronunciation: /əˈten(t)SHən span/


The length of time for which a person is able to concentrate mentally on a particular activity.
Example sentences
  • Later there will be no need for an explanation since everybody knows that the public attention span is short and the media will have moved on.
  • It portrays Martin as a befuddled individual with a short attention span and a weight problem, who exhibits no sign of remorse.
  • Anybody who thinks that young people have a short attention span has never watched them hooked into a movie or a game.

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Syllabification: at·ten·tion span

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