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concern meaning

EN[kənˈsɝn]
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  • Concern may refer to: Worry, an emotion Concern (organization) : Student society in Indian Institute of Science, India. Concern (business), a German type of group company Concern (computer science), an abstract concept about program behavior Concern (horse), an American Thoroughbred racehorse
  • NounPLconcernsPREcon-SUF-ern
    1. That which affects one's welfare or happiness.
      1. We drove back to the office with some concern on my part at the prospect of so large a case. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.
    2. The expression of solicitude, anxiety, or compassion toward a thing or person.
      1. Appleby [ …] rose from his seat when Morales came in. He shook hands urbanely, unbuckled his sword, and laid his kepi on the table, and then sat down with an expression of concern in his olive face which Appleby fancied was assumed.
    3. A business, firm or enterprise; a company.
      1. (computing, programming) Any set of information that affects the code of a computer program.
      2. VerbSGconcernsPRconcerningPT, PPconcerned
        1. VT To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
          1. VT To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest.
            1. A good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects. ‎
          2. VT To make somebody worried.
            1. I'm concerned that she's becoming an alcoholic. ‎
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The news report stemmed the tide of concerned calls, but didn't stop them altogether.
            • Genre was never a concern of the idiosyncratic funkateer.
            • These results are clinically relevant because the anteriorisation of posture is known to be injurious, in particular as concerns low-back pain and knee pain.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Where any judge falls under any of the challengeable grounds set forth in section 13, the judge may state the grounds to the Court and remove himself from the case concerned.
            • Many analysts have said China must create a superministry to better coordinate the country’s energy and environmental concerns.
            • I have bread, mayonnaise, mustard, turkey, and lettuce: all the makings of a sandwich as far as I'm concerned.

        Meaning of concern for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "concern" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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