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Definition of "attention" in Essential American English Dictionary

attention

noun [no plural]   /əˈten·ʃən/
B1 the act of watching or listening to something carefully: I wasn’t paying attention (= listening) to what she was saying. Ladies and gentlemen, could I have your attention, please? (= please listen to me)
catch/get someone’s attention
to make someone notice you: I waved at him to get his attention.
draw (someone’s) attention to something/someone
to make someone notice something or someone: She jumped and shouted to draw attention to herself.
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