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noun concentration pronunciation in British English /ˌkɒns(ə)nˈtreɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of giving all your attention to something

    It took all his concentration to stay awake.

    lose concentration:

    She lost concentration for a moment and slipped.

    a lapse of concentration (=a short period when you do not concentrate):

    He had a little lapse of concentration and lost the game.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a large number of people or things in one area or a large amount of a particular thing

    large concentrations of Christians in this part of the city

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] science the amount of a substance that is present in something

    An investigation found high concentrations of cancer-causing chemicals on the property.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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