All that noise is disturbing my concentration.
The job required her full concentration.
When you're tired it's easy to lose your concentration.
There was a concentration on ethics within the agency.
There is a concentration of wealth in the cities.
He objects to the concentration of power in the hands of a few rich men. See More
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: a directing of the attention or of the mental faculties toward a single object
: an increasing of strength (as of a solute or a gas in a mixture) or a purifying by partial or total removal of diluents, solvents, admixed gases, extraneous material, or waste (as by evaporation or diffusion)
: a crude active principle of a vegetable especially for pharmaceutical use in the form of a powder or resin
: the relative content of a component (as dissolved or dispersed material) of a solution, mixture, or dispersion that may be expressed in percentage by weight or by volume, in parts per million, or in grams per liter