attention span

noun

Definition of attention span

  1. :  the length of time during which one (such 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

1903

First Known Use of attention span

1903


ATTENTION SPAN Defined for English Language Learners

attention span

noun

Definition of attention span for English Language Learners

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

Learn More about attention span


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up attention span? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a side road used to avoid a toll

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • snowflake-closeup
  • Which is a synonym of imprecate?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ