Definition of Distractibility

1. Noun. The ease with which a person's concentration can be interfered with by external stimulation or by irrelevant thoughts ¹



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Definition of Distractibility

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Medical Definition of Distractibility

1. A disorder of attention in which the mind is easily diverted by inconsequential occurrences; seen in mania and attention deficit disorder. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distractibility

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distractibility (current term)
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Literary usage of Distractibility

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1. Clinical Psychiatry by Allen Ross Diefendorf, Emil Kraepelin (1907)
"distractibility of attention is the domination of the attention by accidental, external, and internal influences. Limitation of the attention arises through ..."

2. On Pain Suffering: Reminiscences, Musings and Reflections by Walter Prytulak (2001)
"distractibility is the butt of the following rabbinical tale: One of his faithful came to him seeking advise about what can he do to make himself feel ..."

3. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Exploration of behavioral mechanisms responsible for these deficits identified increased distractibility, perseveration, inability to inhibit inappropriate ..."

4. Psychiatry: A Text-book for Students and Physicians by Stewart Paton (1905)
"If distractibility is present, it is well to note whether it is produced by all ... Evidences of mental fatigue and distractibility can often be easily ..."

5. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Fact/Artifact and distractibility. For 40 years, investigators and critics have wondered whether the various cognitive and information- processing deficits ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1922)
"A significantly high negative correlation of this change with performance in the Otis test might indicate that such distractibility as an individual ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"There may be rhyming and distractibility with play on words. ... With the elated mood, however, and the volubility with distractibility and rhyming, ..."

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