[kon-suh n-trey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn sənˈtreɪ ʃən/
the act of concentrating; the state of being concentrated.
exclusive attention to one object; close mental application.
a concentration of stars.
the focusing of a student’s academic program on advanced study in a specific subject or field.
Chemistry. (in a solution) a measure of the amount of dissolved substance contained per unit of volume.
Also called memory. Cards. a game in which all 52 cards are spread out face down on the table and each player in turn exposes two cards at a time and replaces them face down if they do not constitute a pair, the object being to take the most pairs by remembering the location of the cards previously exposed.
intense mental application; complete attention
the act or process of concentrating
something that is concentrated
the strength of a solution, esp the amount of dissolved substance in a given volume of solvent, usually expressed in moles per cubic metre or cubic decimetre (litre) c
the process of increasing the concentration of a solution
(economics) the degree to which the output or employment in an industry is accounted for by only a few firms
another name (esp US) for Pelmanism
1630s, “action of bringing to a center,” noun of action from verb concentrate (v.). Meaning “a mass so collected” is from 1670s; “continuous focus of mental activity” is from 1846.
concentration con·cen·tra·tion (kŏn’sən-trā’shən)
The amount of a particular substance in a given amount of another substance, especially a solution or mixture.
[kuh n-fawr-mi-tee] /kənˈfɔr mɪ ti/ noun, plural conformities. 1. action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitudes, practices, etc. 2. correspondence in form, nature, or character; agreement, congruity, or accordance. 3. compliance or acquiescence; obedience. 4. (often initial capital letter) compliance with the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England. 5. Geology. […]
[hahy-per-kon-shuh s] /ˌhaɪ pərˈkɒn ʃəs/ adjective 1. acutely aware.
[hahy-per-kuh-rekt] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˈrɛkt/ adjective 1. overly ; excessively fastidious; fussy: hypercorrect manners. 2. of, relating to, or characterized by hypercorrection. /ˌhaɪpəkəˈrɛkt/ adjective 1. excessively correct or fastidious 2. resulting from or characterized by hypercorrection
[hahy-per-kuh-rek-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˈrɛk ʃən/ noun, Linguistics. 1. the substitution, in an inappropriate context, of a pronunciation, grammatical form, or usage thought by the speaker or writer to be appropriate, resulting usually from overgeneralizing in an effort to replace seemingly incorrect forms with correct ones, as the substitution of between you and I for […]