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attention span

noun

Simple Definition of attention span

  • : the length of time during which someone is able to think about or remain interested in something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of attention span

  1. :  the length of time during which one (as an individual or a group) is able to concentrate or remain interested

Examples of attention span in a sentence

  1. people with short attention spans



1934

First Known Use of attention span

1934


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