Concentration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌkɑːnsnˈtreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word concentration
Brit.  |kɒns(ə)nˈtreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word concentration


- the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume
- the spatial property of being crowded together (syn: density, tightness)
- strengthening the concentration (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing diluting material
- increase in density
- complete attention; intense mental effort (syn: absorption, immersion)
- bringing together military forces
- great and constant diligence and attention (syn: assiduity, assiduousness)

Extra examples

All that noise is disturbing my concentration.

The job required her full concentration.

When you're tired it's easy to lose your concentration.

There was a concentration on ethics within the agency.

There is a concentration of wealth in the cities.

He objects to the concentration of power in the hands of a few rich men.

We lacked concentration and it cost us the goal and the game.

There's been too much concentration of power in the hands of central authorities.

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.

Additives are expensive but are used in very low concentrations.

The noise disturbed my concentration.

The work requires intense concentration.

Physical prowess aside, the concentration required on the beam is phenomenal.

Word forms

singular: concentration
plural: concentrations
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