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attention span

n.
The length of time during which a person can concentrate on a subject or idea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attention span - the length of time you can concentrate on some idea or activity
span - the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"
Translations

attention span

nKonzentrationsvermögen nt; to have a very short attention spansich nur sehr kurz konzentrieren können

attention span

ncapacità f inv di concentrazione
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These historical definitions seem derived from observations of adult attention span processes, as they assume the existence of presets and the control needed to access them.
London, Feb 6 ( ANI ): Charles Dickens' acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin has claimed that today's children do not have the required attention span to read the author's classic, but lengthy books.
KOREA -- A study of Korean adolescents was conducted to determine whether there was a relationship between not getting enough sleep and having a poor attention span.
THE average attention span of Britons has slumped in recent years because of the pressures of modern life, according to a new study.
Right, here we go: The average attention span of Britons has slumped in recent years because of the pressures of modern life, causing a "surge" in domestic accidents.
A survey of 1,000 adults by Lloyds TSB showed that the average attention span had fallen from more than 12 minutes a decade ago to five minutes and seven seconds now.
So, too, Al Gore has warned that our shortened attention span keeps us from seeing the most important (and slowest moving) story of our lives: global warming.
And even the most mature attention span can quickly be tossed into the nearest trash receptacle if a young viewer isn't enjoying the product.
Despite what you hear about web visitors having the attention span of a gnat, longer copy will still sell better than short.
People appreciate it, but I don't know if the general populous has that kind of an attention span.
Recommended if there is a demand for the author or an established, patient readership with a good attention span.
PET Shop Boy Neil Tennant has confirmed what we always knew about Robbie Williams - this singer has a very short, in fact, a tiny - attention span.

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