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This page has 12 definitions of attention in English and French. Attention is a noun and interjection. Examples of how to use attention in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
English attention definition
- (uncountable) Mental focus.
- Synonyms: heed, notice; see also Thesaurus:attention
- Please direct your attention to the following words.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter I, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
- In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned. But he had then none of the oddities and mannerisms which I hold to be inseparable from genius, and which struck my attention in after days when I came in contact with the Celebrity.
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter III, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
- One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.” He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
- 2012 March 1, William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter, “The British Longitude Act Reconsidered”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 87:
- (countable) An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.
- 1818, [Mary Shelley], chapter 3, in Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. […], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: […] [Macdonald and Son] for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, OCLC 830979744:
- She attended her sickbed; her watchful attentions triumphed over the malignity of the distemper.
- 1910, Stephen Leacock, "How to Avoid Getting Married," in Literary Lapses,
- For some time past I have been the recipient of very marked attentions from a young lady.
- (uncountable, military) A state of alertness in the standing position.
- The company will now come to attention.
- (uncountable, machine learning) A technique in neural networks that mimics cognitive attention, enhancing the important parts of the input data while giving less priority to the rest.
- 2021, Savas Yildirim; Meysam Asgari-Chenaghlu, Mastering Transformers […] , Packt Publishing Ltd, →ISBN, page 26:
- The attention mechanism is an important part of these models and plays a very crucial role. Before Transformer models, the attention mechanism was proposed as a helper for improving conventional DL models such as RNNs.
- at attention
- attention deficit disorder
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
- attention getter
- attention line
- attention seeker
- attention span
- attention whore
- attract attention
- center of attention
- centre of attention
- draw attention
- pay attention
- stand at attention
- stand to attention
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- (military) Used as a command to bring soldiers to the attention position.
- A call for people to be quiet/stop doing what they are presently doing and pay heed to what they are to be told or shown.
- attention in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- attention in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
French attention definition
attention f (uncountable)
- attention (mental focus)
- Synonym: vigilance
- attention (concern for)
- attention (interest in)
- consideration, thoughtfulness
- “attention”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.