concentration

I
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of bringing together]
Syn. assembly, consolidation, convergence, collection, combination, massing, amassing, compression, coalescing, compacting, congregation, gathering, flocking, huddling, clustering, fixing, centering, focusing, intensification; see also collection 1 .
Ant. dispersal, separation*, scattering.
2. [Anything brought together]
Syn. company, concourse, audience, miscellany, band, party, flock, herd, mass, group, array; see also army 2 , collection 2 , crowd 1 .
3. [Attention]
Syn. close attention, application, absorption; see attention 1 , 2 , thought 1 .
4. [Density]
Syn. solidity, consistency, frequency, strength; see congestion , density 1 , intensity 1 .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. thinking centering, focus, study, fixation, consideration, absorption, engrossment, pondering, scrutiny, attention, single-mindedness.
2. collection, gathering assemblage, mass, intensification, focus, converging, consolidation, congregation, centralization, cluster, agglomerate.
ANT.: 1. diversion, absentmindedness, mind-wandering. 2. spread, scattering, dispersal
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A converging at a common center: confluence, conflux, convergence. See EDGE. 2. Concentration of the mental powers on something: attention, attentiveness, consideration, needfulness, regardfulness. See EXCITE.

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