Definition of Attention span

1. Noun. The length of time you can concentrate on some idea or activity.

Generic synonyms: Span



Definition of Attention span

1. Noun. The length of time, or span that one can pay attention, or concentrate on one topic without becoming distracted. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Attention Span

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attent
attentat
attentats
attention
attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
attention-getting
attention-grabbing
attention-seeker
attention-seekers
attention deficit disorder
attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
attention seeker
attention seekers
attention span (current term)
attention spans
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attentisme
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attentively
attentiveness
attentivenesses
attentivity

Literary usage of Attention span

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1904)
"We shall see the same fact again in an attention span test. ... The attention span test consisted in determining how many things the child could see and ..."

2. How to Measure in Education by William Anderson McCall (1922)
"The attention span for many children is six additions, for some only three or ... That is, a child whose attention span is limited to six figures may add ..."

3. Measuring the Results of Teaching by Walter Scott Monroe (1918)
"That is, a child whose attention span is limited to six figures may add rapidly, smoothly, ... As the limit of its attention span is reached, however, ..."

4. Content Area Reading: A Heuristic Approach by Anthony & Ula Manzo (1990)
"Poor attention span in class ____ 10. Poor attention span while reading _____ 11. Poor attention span while studying _____ 12. Weak vocabulary _____ 13. ..."

5. The Psychology of Mentally Deficient Children by Naomi Norsworthy (1908)
"Had the experiment been one in attention span, this would not have been an objection; but for my purpose it completely vitiated the results I was after. ..."

6. The Field of Distinct Vision with Special Reference to Individual by William Carl Ruediger (1907)
"Had the experiment been one hi attention span, this would not have been an objection; but for my purpose it completely vitiated the results I was after. ..."

7. Protecting Children in Substance-Abusing Families by Vickie Kropenske, Judy Howard (1995)
"During his first 2 years in elementary school, Jimmy's short attention span interfered with his ability to concentrate, and he needed extra help from a ..."

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