span of attention

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  • attention span — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms attention span : singular attention span plural attention spans the length of time that you can pay attention to one thing without becoming bored or thinking about something else a short/limited attention span …   English dictionary

  • span — n. 1) a brief span 2) an attention; life; memory span 3) in a span (in the brief span of ten years) * * * [spæn] life memory span a brief span an attention in a span (in the brief span of ten years) …   Combinatory dictionary

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