Definition of focuse
1. focus [ n ] the concentration of attention or energy on something
Examples: "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology" "he had no direction in his life"
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
They were increasingly looked_upon as a means of establishing the new rural communes as the focus of a new , constructive national effort .
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The focus of novelty in this world now lay_in the south-eastern districts of the Greek mainland , and by 800 virtually the entire Aegean , always excepting its northern shores , had accepted the Geometric style of pottery .
(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
You find your house a focus of public and police attention .Synonyms focus centering focusing direction focussing Related Terms concentration particularism focus_on concentrate concenter
2. focus [ v ] focus one's attention on something
Examples: "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)
Sometimes strong stress serves to focus an important secondary relationship .Synonyms focus center concentrate rivet pore centre Related Terms think listen think steep recall zoom_in rivet center concentration
3. focus [ v ] cause to converge on or toward a central point
Examples: "Focus the light on this image"
(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
Therefore , if the sense_of_touch is functioning normally and there is a complete absence of spatial awareness in a psychically blind person when the eyes are closed and an object is handled , the conclusion seems unavoidable that touch by itself cannot focus and take possession of the third-dimensionality of things and that actual sight or visual representations are necessary .
If , however , the figure to be discerned were complicated , composed of several interlocking subfigures , and_so_on , even the tracing process failed him , and he could not focus even relatively simple shapes among its parts .
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
It 's like focusing a camera ; the distant ship is n't there until you get the focus .Synonyms focus Related Terms blur sharpen refocus
4. focus [ n ] maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
Examples: : "in focus" "out of focus"
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
It 's like focusing a camera ; the distant ship is n't there until you get the focus .Synonyms focus Related Terms distinctness
5. focus [ n ] maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea
Examples: "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
The controversy of the last few years over whether architects or interior_designers should plan the interiors of modern buildings has brought clearly into focus one important difference_of_opinion .Synonyms focus Related Terms clarity concenter
6. focus [ v ] bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotionsUsed in print:
(Allan J. Braff and Roger F. Miller, "Wage-Price...)
In_order_to focus clearly upon the operation of this one force , which we may call the effect of `` public limit pricing '' on `` key '' wage bargains , we deliberately simplify the model by abstracting from other forces , such_as union power , which may be relevant in an actual situation .Synonyms focus focalize focalise concentre concenter Related Terms align refocus focalization
7. focus [ n ] a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
Examples: "the focus of infection"
(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
Splenomegaly was first noted in 1956 , and a sternal marrow biopsy at that time showed `` scattered foci of fibrosis '' suggestive_of myelofibrosis .Synonyms focus focal_point nidus Related Terms point focal_infection
8. focus [ v ] become focussed or come into focus
Examples: "The light focused"
9. focus [ v ] put into focus; as of an image on a screen
Examples: "Please focus the image we cannot enjoy the movie"
10. focus [ n ] a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it divergesSynonyms focal_point focus Related Terms point
11. focus [ n ] special emphasis attached to something
Examples: "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
12. focus [ n ] a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic sectionSynonyms focus Related Terms point
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