|1.||[ noun ] the concentration of attention or energy on something|
|Synonyms:||focusing centering direction focussing|
"the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology" "he had no direction in his life"
|Related terms:||concentration particularism focus_on concentrate concenter|
|2.||[ verb ] focus one's attention on something|
|Synonyms:||center concentrate rivet pore centre|
"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
|Related terms:||think listen think steep recall zoom_in rivet center concentration|
|3.||[ verb ] cause to converge on or toward a central point|
"Focus the light on this image"
|Related terms:||blur sharpen refocus|
|4.||[ noun ] maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system|
: "in focus" "out of focus"
|5.||[ noun ] maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea|
"the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"
|Related terms:||clarity concenter|
|6.||[ verb ] bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions|
|Synonyms:||focalise focalize concentre concenter|
|Related terms:||align refocus focalization|
|7.||[ noun ] a central point or locus of an infection in an organism|
"the focus of infection"
|Related terms:||point focal_infection|
|8.||[ verb ] become focussed or come into focus|
"The light focused"
|Related terms:||blur adjust focalization|
|9.||[ verb ] put into focus; as of an image on a screen|
|Synonyms:||sharpen focalize focalise|
"Please focus the image we cannot enjoy the movie"
|Related terms:||blur adjust pin_down refocus focus_on focalization|
|10.||[ noun ] a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges|
|11.||[ noun ] special emphasis attached to something|
"the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
|Related terms:||emphasis stress|
|12.||[ noun ] (mathematics) a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section|