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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 one to focus, typically on 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Business concentrators declined dramatically over this period, from about one in four graduates in 1982--far and away the most of any occupational area through 2009--to one in 30 graduates, statistically no different from agriculture or health care concentrators.
Considering the mirror slope error of the dish concentrator, the vector [N.sup.1.sub.km] on point [p.sub.km] is calculated by (2), where Rot([n.sub.3], [[epsilon].sub.3]) and Rot([n.sub.km], [[epsilon].sub.4]) are mirror slope error matrix which could all be determined by function Rot(e, [beta]) as shown in (3).
Oxygen concentrators were developed in the 1970s to meet both industrial and consumer needs, creating a relatively inexpensive, limitless supply of oxygen.
The concentrator is stationary, but the C-MAX Solar Energi will be able to move back and forth a short distance to track the sun for optimal solar gain.
(2) As of June 14, 2013, for concentrator solar cells at the research level (based on a survey by Sharp).
The oxygen concentrator of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences was purchased in 1989 and commissioned in 1990.
First, the appropriate flower structure should be select as the imitation object, according to the requirements of concentrator. For example, the structure of like Flower A can be used if the concentrator need not to track the sun all the time just adjusted at regular intervals.
Integrating the lens, mounting structure, and solar cell in a single unit eliminates more than 75% of the parts and costs associated with other concentrator designs and reduces installation time from months to days.
However, the new patented mirror system used in the ultra-accelerated concentrator has very high reflectance in the UV and near visible wave length ranges while attenuating reflectance in the longer wavelength visible and IR portions of the solar spectrum.
"Our new growth technique has the potential for producing concentrator cells with record-level efficiencies with lower manufacturing costs and higher reliability."Spire Semiconductor is a compound semiconductor foundry specializing in wafer epitaxy and device fabrication, including custom GaAs cells for solar concentrator systems.
An HOE that focuses light from a point source like the sun will automatically serve as a spectrum-separating concentrator: light of different wavelengths will be focused to different points, making a 'rainbow focus'.
So far, the last method gives better results regarding efficiency and cost-effectivness, by using concentrator systems.
With Titanium2, energy companies can use a Web-based application to administer all aspects of their AMR infrastructure including installation of meter and data concentrator software; execution of orders to obtain data from meters and concentrators, and configuration thereof; management of system incidents (events and alarms); configuration of hourly and daily readings and their storage in a database; and management of user access to the system.