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emphasis

noun [C/U]    /ˈem·fə·səs/ (plural emphases  /ˈem·fəˌsiz/)
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 .
(Definition of emphasis noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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