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Focus

Definition

[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 into focus; as of an image on a screen; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
[v] become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"
[v] focus 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"

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Antonyms

blear, blur, blur, dim, slur