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CONCENTRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does concentration mean? 

CONCENTRATION (noun)
  The noun CONCENTRATION has 7 senses:

1. (chemistry) the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume (expressed as moles/cubic meter)
2. the spatial property of being crowded together
3. strengthening the amount of a substance in a unit amount of another substance (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing the other substance
4. increase in density
5. complete attention; intense mental effort
6. bringing together military forces
7. great and constant diligence and attention

  Familiarity information: CONCENTRATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCENTRATION (noun)


Sense 1concentration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(chemistry) the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume (expressed as moles/cubic meter)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("concentration" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concentration"):

titer; titre (the concentration of a solution as determined by titration)

hydrogen ion concentration (the number of moles of hydrogen ions per cubic decimeter)

molal concentration; molality (concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent)

M; molar concentration; molarity (concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solution)


Sense 2concentration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The spatial property of being crowded together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

compactness; density; denseness; concentration; tightness

Hypernyms ("concentration" is a kind of...):

spacing; spatial arrangement (the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concentration"):

flux; flux density ((physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area)

bits per inch; bpi (a measure of how densely information is packed on a storage medium)

Antonym:

distribution (the spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume)


Sense 3concentration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strengthening the amount of a substance in a unit amount of another substance (as of a solute in a mixture) by removing the other substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("concentration" is a kind of...):

strengthening (the act of increasing the strength of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concentration"):

pervaporation (the concentration of a colloidal solution whose colloid will not pass through a semipermeable membrane; solution is placed in a bag of the membrane and the solvent is evaporated off)

Antonym:

dilution (weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner)


Sense 4concentration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase in density

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("concentration" is a kind of...):

increase (a change resulting in an increase)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concentration"):

compaction; compression; concretion; densification (an increase in the density of something)

rarefaction (a decrease in the density of something)


Sense 5concentration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Complete attention; intense mental effort

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

engrossment; immersion; absorption; concentration

Hypernyms ("concentration" is a kind of...):

attention (the faculty or power of mental concentration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concentration"):

centering; direction; focal point; focus; focusing; focussing (the concentration of attention or energy on something)

specialism (the concentration of your efforts on a particular field of study or occupation)

study (a state of deep mental absorption)


Sense 6concentration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bringing together military forces

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("concentration" is a kind of...):

assemblage; assembly; gathering (the social act of assembling)


Sense 7concentration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Great and constant diligence and attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

assiduity; assiduousness; concentration

Hypernyms ("concentration" is a kind of...):

diligence; industriousness; industry (persevering determination to perform a task)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "concentration"):

engrossment; intentness (the quality of being intent and concentrated)

singleness (the quality of concentrating on one central objective)


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