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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.
The best thing for parents to do is to try to see what their attention span is like.
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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