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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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The study found average attention spans had dropped from 12 seconds to just 8 seconds since the turn of the millennium.
Still, the myth of the shrinking attention span persists.
So, what is an appropriate attention span of a child?
They found attention span differs greatly from child to child; however, each child showed a consistent personal attention span over a variety of tasks.
Children are not being educated to have prolonged attention spans and you have to be prepared to read steadily for a Dickens novel, and I think that's a pity," she said.
Students completed computer evaluations and questions designed to test attention span.
has shown that your average British human is getting more like a goldfish and less like an orangutan every day (my words, not theirs), in that a decade ago our average attention span was 12 minutes, whereas now it's a mere five minutes seven seconds.
The report said the trend for people to have a shorter attention span was one of the main causes of accidents in the home, such as burnt-out pans, overflowing baths or lost door keys.
Our news and civic attention spans have shrunk to bite-sized pieces, and rollercoaster polls suggest the American public can't hold onto a story for more than one or two press cycles.
Despite what you hear about web visitors having the attention span of a gnat, longer copy will still sell better than short.
People appreciate it, but I don't know if the general populous has that kind of an attention span.

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