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Dictionary definition for: Focus

1. (n) the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology" "he had no direction in his life"

2. (v) direct one''s attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

3. (n) maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system; "in focus" "out of focus"

4. (v) cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image"

5. (n) maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"

6. (v) bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

7. (n) a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection"

8. (v) become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"

9. (n) special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

10. (v) put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

11. (n) a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges

12. (n) a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section

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