Attention is defined as the act of concentrating and keeping one's mind focused on something.(noun)
A student seriously focusing on her teacher's lecture is an example of someone in a state of attention.
See attention in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L attentio < pp. of attendere: see attend
See attention in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English attencioun
Origin: , from Latin attentiō, attentiōn-
Origin: , from attentus
Origin: , past participle of attendere, to heed; see attend.
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