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Span

To cover all contingencies within a specified range.

Span

A unit of length equivalent to nine inches.
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To explain why a greater sense of glare was associated with lower working memory spans, we propose that the source acted as an attention distractor, linking working memory span with the attention management capabilities of the individuals [Jarrold and Towse 2006].
They developed a spatial memory span test, similar to the verbal span test, to measure the storage component of spatial working memory.
The relationship between memory span and processing speed.
Is Mr Morgan aware that the goldfish is a carp which is reported to have the memory span of three seconds, which is the amount of time taken to discuss the merits of any policy which comes out of the Welsh Assembly?
The film has a very low opinion of its audience's memory span.
Philip Morris is banking on the short memory span of consumers and hoping that yet another massive PR campaign will win back a US public that has adamantly rejected its deadly business practices.
The thing that surprised me about this team is the memory span is not long, which is a good thing,'' Joyner said.
A sad old alcoholic drunk with the memory span of a goldfish flies the flag for the BNP and his exhortations to go 'home' are juxtaposed with requests for credit at the shop.
It is commonly believed that goldfish have a memory span of only three seconds, but they do learn when it is feeding time and will gather at the surface waiting for their food.
Patty Murray evidently has a short memory span," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.