[n. uh-ten-shuhn; interj. uh-ten-shuhn]
1.the act or faculty of attending, especially by directing the mind to an object.
a.a concentration of the mind on a single object or thought, especially one preferentially selected from a complex, with a view to limiting or clarifying receptivity by narrowing the range of stimuli.
b.a state of consciousness characterized by such concentration.
c.a capacity to maintain selective or sustained concentration.
3.observant care; consideration: Individual attention is given to each child.
4.civility or courtesy: attention to a guest.
5.notice or awareness: His deliberate cough caught the waiter’s attention.
A paying attention to detail perspective to consider.