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English definition of “attention span”

attention span

noun [C] uk   us  
the length of time that someone can keep their thoughts and interest fixed on something: Young children have quite short attention spans.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
(Definition of attention span from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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