Definitions for focus

Definitions for (noun) focus

Main entry: focus

Definition: maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system

Usage: in focus; out of focus

Main entry: focus

Definition: maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea

Usage: the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion

Main entry: focal point, focus, focusing, focussing, direction, centering

Definition: the concentration of attention or energy on something

Usage: the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology; he had no direction in his life

Main entry: focus

Definition: a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section

Main entry: focal point, focus

Definition: a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges

Main entry: nidus, focal point, focus

Definition: a central point or locus of an infection in an organism

Usage: the focus of infection

Main entry: stress, focus

Definition: special emphasis attached to something

Usage: the stress was more on accuracy than on speed

Definitions for (verb) focus

Main entry: sharpen, focalise, focalize, focus

Definition: put (an image) into focus

Usage: Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie

Main entry: focalise, focalize, focus

Definition: become focussed or come into focus

Usage: The light focused

Main entry: focus, concentrate, center, centre, rivet, pore

Definition: direct one's attention on something

Usage: Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

Main entry: focalise, focalize, focus, concenter, concentre

Definition: bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

Main entry: focus

Definition: cause to converge on or toward a central point

Usage: Focus the light on this image

Visual thesaurus for focus