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    focus - Dictionary definition and meaning for word focus

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