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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·ten·tion n.
 1. The act or state of attending or heeding; the application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought; notice; exclusive or special consideration; earnest consideration, thought, or regard; obedient or affectionate heed; the supposed power or faculty of attending.
 They say the tongues of dying men
 Enforce attention like deep harmony.   --Shak.
 Note:Attention is consciousness and something more. It is consciousness voluntarily applied, under its law of limitations, to some determinate object; it is consciousness concentrated.
 2. An act of civility or courtesy; care for the comfort and pleasure of others; as, attentions paid to a stranger.
 To pay attention to, To pay one's attentions to, to be courteous or attentive to; to wait upon as a lover; to court.
 Syn: -- Care; heed; study; consideration; application; advertence; respect; regard.