A disorder of attention in which the mind is easily diverted by inconsequential occurrences; seen in mania and attention deficit disorder.

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dis·tract·i·bil·i·ty dis-.trak-tə-'bil-ət-ē n, pl -ties a condition in which the attention of the mind is easily distracted by small and irrelevant stimuli
dis·tract·ible -'trak-tə-bəl adj

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dis·trac·ti·bil·i·ty (dis-trak″tĭ-bilґĭ-te) inability to focus one's attention on the task at hand; the attention is too frequently drawn to irrelevant and unimportant environmental stimuli.

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