concentration


concentration
con|cen|tra|tion
W2S3 [ˌkɔnsənˈtreıʃən US ˌka:n-] n
1.) [U]
the ability to think about something carefully or for a long time
She needed all her powers of concentration to stop herself from slipping on the icy road.
Lack of concentration was a real problem.
I lost my concentration and fell asleep.
2.) [U]
a process in which you put a lot of attention, energy etc into a particular activity
→↑concentrate concentration on (doing) sth
concentration on your health
concentration on providing quality value and service
3.) [U and C]
a large amount of something in a particular place or among particular people
→↑concentrate concentration of
the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
the concentration of power in the hands of a few
the effect on trees of high concentrations of sulphur dioxide around industrial areas
people with blood alcohol concentrations above the limit
4.) technical
the amount of a substance contained in a liquid
high/low concentrations
Additives are expensive but are used in very low concentrations.
concentration of
allowable concentrations of pesticides in drinking water

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