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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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Their results show those who persisted on a problem-solving task did not have better results on tasks that tested their attention span.
She has no attention span and does not communicate appropriately.
Knight feels three-and-a-half minutes is people's maximum attention span for video.
Traditional central auditory processing evaluations consist of behavioral measures, which are frequently complicated by factors such as a child's attention span, memory, and lack of comprehension.
E-mail: E-mail information [is] not completely absorbed due to a short attention span, pop-up ads, spam, overload of information and advertising on the internet, and feelings of invading personal privacy.
Consider how differently you treat children based on their activity level, attention span, mood, intensity, and reaction to novel stimuli.
It is a stock complaint that the aesthetic of MTV videos, with their quick cuts and random narrative jumps, may be robbing viewers of the last shreds of their attention span.
A SCHOOLBOY hanged himself after he got a report card saying he had "the attention span of a goldfish".
But the American public's attention span being what it is, drug raids--unless it's the spectacular variety with the narcs in coveralls breaking down doors--don't make the evening news as often these days.
As a result, deep thinking and feeling will go the way of the attention span.
And adult Nicaraguan workers overexposed to organophosphate pesticides have persistent problems with memory, attention span and concentration, notes a study in the medical journal Lancet.
Loss of attention span and distractibility are characteristics associated with the progressive deterioration of cognitive abilities.

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