hyperconcentration

noun
hy·​per·​con·​cen·​tra·​tion | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌkän(t)-sən-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce hyperconcentration (audio) , -ˌsen- \
variants: or hyper-concentration
plural hyperconcentrations or hyper-concentrations

Definition of hyperconcentration

: intense or excessive concentration …beyond these direct economic effects, today's hyperconcentration of income threatens our economy through our political system.— Jacob Hacker and Nate Loewentheil

First Known Use of hyperconcentration

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperconcentration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperconcentration. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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