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concentrate at (some place)

1. To have people gather in a particular place or area. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "concentrate" and "at." Concentrate all the guests at the entrance to the venue for now—I don't want them to see the wedding party just yet.
2. To gather in a particular place or area in large numbers. Most of the guests are concentrated at the buffet right now. I had a hard time getting down the hallway because so many students were concentrated at the door to the gym.
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concentrate on (someone or something)

To focus on a particular person or thing. I'm sorry, but I can't concentrate on what you're saying with that music blaring in the background. If you want to get into the college of your choice, you really need to concentrate on your schoolwork.
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concentrate at some place

to gather thickly at a place. The moths concentrated at the window at night, attracted by the light. All the thirsty children concentrated at the water fountain.
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concentrate someone or something at something

to cause people or things to gather at a place; to cause people or things to convene or converge at a place. You shouldn't concentrate all the guards at one entrance. The general concentrated all the big guns at the entrance to the valley.
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concentrate something on someone or something

to focus something on someone or something; to center on someone or something. Let's try to concentrate our efforts on finishing this job today. She concentrated her attention on Lynn.
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concentrate (up)on someone or something

to focus one's thinking on someone or something; to think intensely about someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Please concentrate upon Jeff. He is the one we should discuss. Try to concentrate on your work more.
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ˌconcentrate the ˈmind

make you think very clearly and seriously about something: Being informed that you are likely to lose your job unless you work harder concentrates the mind wonderfully.
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Abbreviations: BCa, breast cancer; BrdU, 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine; CNT, concentrative nucleoside transporter; CR, cimicifuga racemosa; ENT, equilibrative nucleoside transporter; 5-FU, 5-fluorouracil; HPLC, high-pressure liquid chromatography: NBTI, nitrobenzylthioinosine; NMG, N-methyl-D-glucamine; NT, nucleoside transporter; PCa, prostate cancer; qPCR, real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction; siRNA, short-interfering RNA.
The mode of attention during meditation may be referred to as mental attitude and is often discussed in terms of the Buddhist distinction between concentrative meditation (samatha [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and insight meditation (vipassana [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), sometimes also involving the Buddhist notion of mindfulness (sati [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Sweet, "Meditation and attention: A comparison of the effects of concentrative and mindfulness meditation on sustained attention," Mental Health, Religion and Culture 2 (1999), 59-70; Heleen Slater et al.
Composition and Concentrative Properties of Human Urine.
2] 215 at T II 454a9: "the characteristics of a woman have nothing to do with it, only the mind develops concentrative absorption and contemplates with vision the supreme Dharma.
These two forms of mindfulness attention parallel the two predominant forms of meditational attention: one is receptive mindfulness, a sustained nonselective alertness, a state of observing everything that enters the mind without reacting to it, like a mirror; the other is a concentrative practice leading to absorption, focusing undivided attention on a selected image or idea, also without reacting to it, like a laser (Washburn, 1995).
And why spend hours of toil on the maths books and in concentrative meditation, when you can just get a game to do it foryou.
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The two general types of meditation are concentrative and mindfulness [79].