attention

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attention is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈtɛn.ʃən/
  • SAMPA: /@"tEn.S@n/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
attention

Plural
attentions

  1. (uncountable) If you pay attention to something, you focus your mind on it.
    Pay attention to me when I'm speaking to you.
    He waved to draw attention to himself.
    She couldn't keep her attention on her books.

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