concentration

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concentrations
1) N-UNCOUNT Concentration on something involves giving all your attention to it.

Neal kept interrupting, breaking my concentration...

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

2) N-VAR: usu N of n A concentration of something is a large amount of it or large numbers of it in a small area.

The area has one of the world's greatest concentrations of wildlife...

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

3) N-VAR: with supp, oft N of n, n N The concentration of a substance is the proportion of essential ingredients or substances in it.

pH is a measure of the concentration of free hydrogen atoms in a solution...

The latest data showed that global ozone concentrations had dropped several per cent over the last decade.


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