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  Definition of focus
  1. maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system; "in focus"; "out of focus"
  2. maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"
  3. the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
  4. a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
  5. a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
  6. a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection"
  7. special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
  8. put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
  9. become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"
  10. direct one''s attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
  11. bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
  12. cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image"
Similar Words: focusing, focussing, direction, centering, focal point, nidus, stress, focalize, focalise, sharpen, concentrate, center, centre, pore, rivet, concenter, concentre

 

See Also: focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center

 

Hyponyms: particularism, refocus, pin down, narrow down, steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, recall, think, zoom in, listen, hear, take heed

 

Grouped Verbs: rivet

 

Part Meronyms: focal infection

 

Derivational Morphology: focalize, focalise, sharpen, concenter, concentre, focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center, concentrate, centre, pore, rivet, stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate, focalization, focalisation, focusing, focal point, center of attention, focussing, direction, centering, concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion, assiduity, assiduousness

 

 
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