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v. con·cen·trat·ed, con·cen·trat·ing, con·cen·trates
a. To direct or draw toward a common center; focus.
b. To bring into one main body: Authority was concentrated in the president.
2. To make (a solution or mixture) less dilute.
a. To converge toward or meet in a common center.
b. To increase by degree; gather: "Dusk began to concentrate into full night" (Anthony Hyde).
2. To direct one's thoughts or attention: We concentrated on the task before us.
A product that has been concentrated, especially a food that has been reduced in volume or bulk by the removal of liquid: pineapple juice concentrate.

[From concenter.]

con′cen·tra′tive adj.
con′cen·tra′tive·ly adv.
con′cen·tra′tor n.
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tending to concentrate; characterized by concentration
ˈconcenˌtratively adv
ˈconcenˌtrativeness n
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References in classic literature ?
The possible moves being not only manifold but involute, the chances of such oversights are multiplied; and in nine cases out of ten it is the more concentrative rather than the more acute player who conquers.
To observe attentively is to remember distinctly; and, so far, the concentrative chess-player will do very well at whist; while the rules of Hoyle (themselves based upon the mere mechanism of the game) are sufficiently and generally comprehensible.
Employment is increasingly being described as Concentrative Work (at home) and Collaborative Work (at the office) to denote different working arrangements.
The influence of concentrative meditation training on the development of attention networks during early adolescence.
She contended that due to the concentrative water theft by the dominating province the Mangla and Tarbela dams are full of its capacity and Chashma, Jhelum link Canal which are being only stream lined during the high flood were flowing in its full capacity even today.
The more absorbed the subject becomes in his or her subjective experience (due to a predisposition for high absorption and/or via an experimental technique such as introspection or concentrative meditation), the slower time appears to be."(p.9) (Emphasis added) The result for absorbed participants is that their retrospective estimate of session duration is an underestimate compared to the objective duration of the relevant period measured by the experimenter.
Lutz, Slagter, Dunne, and Davidson (2008) described two disparate forms of attention: concentrative and receptive.
Recently, meditation practices have been divided into two broad categories: focused attention (or concentrative style) meditation and open awareness (or mindfulness) meditation, depending on how the attentional processes are directed [9].
ADO levels can be regulated by intracellular and extracellular mechanisms, through the action of (i) nucleoside transporters, namely, equilibrative nucleoside transporters (ENT1, ENT2, ENT3, and ENT4) and concentrative nucleoside transporters (CNT1, CNT2, and CNT3), that are able to transport ADO inside the cells [2, 11] and (ii) adenosine deaminase (ADA1 and ADA2), which is expressed by different cell populations and is able to convert ADO into inosine [12, 13].
If the requirements for hardware encryption are concentrative, the interrupt frequency will be very high.
System A amino acid transport is [Na.sup.+.sub.-] and energy-dependent, highly concentrative, and a putative regulator of cell growth.