Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary

Definition: Attn

Quick Summary of Attn

Attn is an abbreviation for attention.

What is the dictionary definition of Attn?

Dictionary Definition

A common abbreviation for the word “attention”. This abbreviation is often used by companies within memorandums, emails and other written business communications to address the individual or groups who should pay them the most attention.

Examples of Attn in a sentence

We sent the package ATTN : (PA) with the hopes that a human would receive the package and would then forward it through to their Chief Executive Officer.

Cite Term

To help you cite our definitions in your bibliography, here is the proper citation layout for the three major formatting styles, with all of the relevant information filled in.

Page URL
Modern Language Association (MLA):
Attn. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 26, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Attn. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 26, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Attn. Retrieved September 26, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Attn are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 12th December, 2019 | 25 Views.