What is the difference between attention and concentration?

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As nouns the difference between attention and concentration

is that attention is (uncountable) mental focus while concentration is the act, process or ability of concentrating; the process of becoming concentrated, or the state of being concentrated.

As a interjection attention

is (military).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

attention

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (label) Mental focus.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=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.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03, author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter, volume=100, issue=2, page=87, magazine=(American Scientist)
  • , title= The British Longitude Act Reconsidered , passage=But was it responsible governance to pass the Longitude Act without other efforts to protect British seamen? Or might it have been subterfuge—a disingenuous attempt to shift attention away from the realities of their life at sea.}}
  • (label) An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.
  • * 1818 , (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley), (Frankenstein); or, the Modern Prometheus , ch. 3,
  • She attended her sickbed; her watchful attentions triumphed over the malignity of the distemper.
  • * 1910 , (Stephen Leacock), " ,
  • For some time past I have been the recipient of very marked attentions from a young lady.
  • A state of alertness in the standing position.
  • Derived terms

    () * at attention * attention deficit disorder * attention-grabbing * attention line * attention span * attention whore * attentional * centre of attention/center of attention * draw attention * flow of attention * pay attention * stand to attention

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • .
  • Statistics

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    concentration

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The act, process or ability of concentrating; the process of becoming concentrated, or the state of being concentrated.
  • # The direction of attention to a specific object.
  • # The act, process or product of reducing the volume of a liquid, as by evaporation.
  • # The act or process of removing the dress of ore and of reducing the valuable part to smaller compass, as by currents of air or water.
  • A field or course of study on which one focuses, especially as a student in a college or university.
  • The proportion of a substance in a whole.
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  • , title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}
  • # (chemistry) The amount of solute in a solution measured in suitable units (e.g., parts per million (ppm))
  • The matching game pelmanism.
  • Coordinate terms

    * (course of study) major, minor

    See also

    * salinity