focus

phonetic symbol: / fóʊkəs | fóʊkɪs / 

focus - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
e.g.)
・in focus
・out of focus

[ noun ]
■ maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea
e.g.)
・the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion

[ noun ]
■ the concentration of attention or energy on something
e.g.)
・the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
centering , direction , focal point , focusing , focussing

[ 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
focal point

[ noun ]
■ a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
e.g.)
・the focus of infection
focal point , nidus

[ noun ]
■ special emphasis attached to something
stress

[ verb ]
■ put (an image) into focus
e.g.)
・Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie
focalise , focalize , sharpen

[ verb ]
■ become focussed or come into focus
e.g.)
・The light focused
focalise , focalize

[ verb ]
■ direct one's attention on something
e.g.)
・Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies
center , centre , concentrate , pore , rivet

[ verb ]
■ bring into focus or alignment
■ to converge or cause to converge
■ of ideas or emotions
concenter , concentre , focalise , focalize

[ verb ]
■ cause to converge on or toward a central point
e.g.)
・Focus the light on this image

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