1. complete attention; intense mental effort
Syn: ↑concentration, ↑absorption, ↑immersion
Derivationally related forms: ↑immerse (for: ↑immersion), ↑absorb (for: ↑absorption), ↑engross, ↑concentrate (for: ↑concentration)
Hypernyms: ↑attention
2. the mental state of being preoccupied by something
Derivationally related forms: ↑engross, ↑absorb (for: ↑absorption), ↑preoccupied (for: ↑preoccupancy), ↑preoccupy (for: ↑preoccupancy), ↑preoccupy (for: ↑preoccupation)
Hypernyms: ↑cognitive state, ↑state of mind
3. the quality of being intent and concentrated

the intentness of his gaze

Syn: ↑intentness
Derivationally related forms: ↑engross, ↑intent (for: ↑intentness)
Hypernyms: ↑assiduity, ↑assiduousness, ↑concentration

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