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emphasis

noun [C/U]  /ˈem·fə·səs/ ( plural emphases  /ˈem·fəˌsiz/) us  
special attention given to something because it is important or because you want it to be noticed, or an example of this: [U] She paused for emphasis. [U] In schools, the emphasis on programming has declined in recent years.
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