at·ten·tion /əˈtɛn(t)ʃən; ||(ə)ˌtɛn(ʧ)ˈhʌt/
at·ten·tion /əˈtɛnʧən/ 名詞
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.
n 1: the process whereby a person concentrates on some features
of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
[syn: attending] [ant: inattention]
2: the work of caring for or attending to someone or something;
"no medical care was required"; "the old car needed
constant attention" [syn: care, aid, tending]
3: a general interest that leads people to want to know more;
"She was the center of attention"
4: a courteous act indicating affection; "she tried to win his
heart with her many attentions"
5: the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track
of all the details requires your complete attention"
6: a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet
together; assumed by military personnel during drill or
review; "the troops stood at attention"