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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 the mind

To cause someone to focus on something, usually what is important in a particular situation. I didn't think I was capable of diffusing a bomb, but nothing concentrates the mind more than the threat of danger!
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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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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].
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].
In addition, the elevation in contaminant concentrations is perhaps not as high as a purely concentrative model would suggest (Aguilar et al.
A continuous transference of atoms against the gradients has in the long run led to the formation of another derivative unique bioproperty--a concentrative encapsulation, i.
Finally, focusing attention on burning candles is a familiar form of concentrative meditation with an external focus (Braud, personal communication).
analogy or comparison, having the peculiarly aesthetic and concentrative form of poetry.
Exclusive or concentrative meditation, exemplified by transcendental meditation, emphasizes a form of concentration in which the individual focuses on an internal or external object (such as a manta) while minimizing distractions from other stimuli.
The Eightfold path involves methods of mindfulness and concentrative meditation and also includes changing beliefs.
For example, in Bertlesmann/Kirch/Premiere, (105) the EC rejected a proposed concentrative joint venture between Kirch and Bertelsmann to provide technical and administrative support for German digital pay-TV services.
Norris breaks down meditation into two categories: concentrative and mindfulness.
According to Acton (quoted in Marcus, 21), "Apathy, loss of memory, abeyance of concentrative power and manifestation of mind generally, combined with loss of self-reliance, and indisposition for or impulsiveness of action, irritability of temper, and incoherence of language, are the most characteristic mental phenomena of chronic dementia resulting from masturbation in young men.
We need an ascetic, concentrative and contemplative architecture, an architecture of silence.
However, as Lukacs has pointed out, the short story's method is lyrical and concentrative rather than realistic and expansive (51-55).