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Definitions of focus:

  • noun:   maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    Example: "In focus"
  • noun:   maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea
    Example: "The controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"
  • noun:   the concentration of attention or energy on something
    Example: "The focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"
  • noun:   a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
  • noun:   a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
  • noun:   a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
    Example: "The focus of infection"
  • noun:   special emphasis attached to something
  • verb:   cause to converge on or toward a central point
    Example: "Focus the light on this image"
  • verb:   put (an image) into focus
    Example: "Please focus the image"
  • verb:   become focussed or come into focus
    Example: "The light focused"
  • verb:   direct one's attention on something
    Example: "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
  • verb:   bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions


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