demanding attention

demanding attention
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  • Attention span — is the amount of time a person can concentrate on a single activity. The ability to focus one s mental or other efforts on an object is generally considered to be of prime importance to the achievement of goals. People usually have a longer… …   Wikipedia

  • Attention economy — Attention economics is an approach to the management of information that treats human attention as a scarce commodity, and applies economic theory to solve various information management problems.HistoryHerbert Simon was perhaps the first person… …   Wikipedia

  • attention — attentional, adj. n. /euh ten sheuhn/; interj. /euh ten shun /, n. 1. the act or faculty of attending, esp. by directing the mind to an object. 2. Psychol. a. a concentration of the mind on a single object or thought, esp. one preferentially… …   Universalium

  • demanding — [[t]dɪmɑ͟ːndɪŋ, mæ̱nd [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A demanding job or task requires a lot of your time, energy, or attention. He tried to return to work, but found he could no longer cope with his demanding job... It is a demanding role and she …   English dictionary

  • attention — [[t]əte̱nʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦ attentions 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl, usu with poss If you give someone or something your attention, you look at it, listen to it, or think about it carefully. You have my undivided attention... Later he turned his… …   English dictionary

  • demanding — de|mand|ing S3 [dıˈma:ndıŋ US dıˈmæn ] adj 1.) needing a lot of ability, effort, or skill ▪ a demanding job physically/emotionally/intellectually etc demanding ▪ Climbing is physically demanding. 2.) expecting a lot of attention or expecting to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • demanding — de|mand|ing [ dı mændıŋ ] adjective ** 1. ) a demanding person needs a lot of attention and is not easily pleased or satisfied: Young children can be very demanding. 2. ) needing a lot of time, ability, and energy: a demanding job …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • demanding */*/ — UK [dɪˈmɑːndɪŋ] / US [dɪˈmændɪŋ] adjective 1) a demanding person needs a lot of attention and is not easily pleased or satisfied Young children can be very demanding. 2) needing a lot of time, ability, and energy a demanding job …   English dictionary

  • demanding — adjective Date: 1926 requiring much time, effort, or attention ; exacting < a demanding job > < demanding customers > • demandingly adverb • demandingness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demanding — demandingly, adv. /di man ding, mahn /, adj. 1. requiring or claiming more than is generally felt by others to be due: a demanding teacher. 2. calling for intensive effort or attention; taxing: a demanding job. [1520 30; DEMAND + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

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