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attention span

the interval during which an individual can concentrate, as on a single object, idea, or activity.
Origin of attention span
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Required reading for classes, according to teachers, cannot exceed the attention span of their pupils.

  • The attention span of students in high school and universities is not much shorter than that of their instructors: one typed page.

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