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What is another word for preoccupation?

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A subject or matter that engrosses someone
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“The nineteenth-century preoccupation with Orientalism provided a strong design influence well into the twentieth century.”
The state or condition of being engrossed or absorbed with something
“There is both an institutional and individual preoccupation with measurement of performance.”
The state or condition of thinking deeply about something
“She experienced a constant preoccupation about her marriage and developed an awareness of her husband's complete detachment from her and everybody else.”
The state or condition of the mind wandering
“For the next two weeks, Terwilliger lived in a state of preoccupation that worried his wife and daughters to a very considerable extent.”
A subject or activity that one has great passion or interest in
“Choral music was a preoccupation of Elgar's early years.”
Concern or anxiety about a particular matter
“A deep preoccupation about her health made Mrs. Royce like a woman with a hidden grief, or who is preyed upon by a consuming regret.”
The state or quality of being serious or solemn
The underlying intentions or motives of a particular person or group
One's attention or focus garnered through stimulation of the senses
A strong desire for something
A recreational diversion
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