focus  

  • Pronunciation of focus: F OW1 K AH0 S ('foʊkəs)

  • Number of syllables of focus: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of focus

  • Definition of focus

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

    • The main focus of most deadlock provisions are the termination provisions.  
    • The historic auditorium is the main focus of the project.  
    • The maintenance of this territory is the primary focus of the game.  
    • The main focus is the analysis of the deep psyche.  
    • The locality should be the main focus of the article.  
    • The forum is not the main focus of the website.  
    • The main focus of the curriculum is intensive language study.  
    • The main focus of the NSEA is to discover riparian areas.  
    • Sanitation was the main focus area of the committees.  
    • The primary focus of the book is on the effects of adoption on the adoptee.  

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