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Multiple Meanings
focus — as in:  Turn your focus to question #2.

I find that studying in the library helps me to focus.
concentrate or look at
focus — as in:  The focus of our study is...

Since we’re running out of time, let’s narrow our focus to just what needs to be done tomorrow.
where attention is concentrated
focus — as in:  bring into focus; or out of focus

The bridge collapse brought aging infrastructure into focus as a political issue.
a state where something has come into view or can be seen clearly

(Typically this is said of the appearance of an image or picture, but it can also be said of an issue or something else that get’s attention; or of an understanding that become clear.)
focus — as in:  The camera focuses automatically

I have to give the camera a little while to focus before I shoot the picture.
to adjust a lens to make an image clear
focus — technical usage

The satellite dish focuses the signal into a relatively narrow beam.
Technical usage typically involves some sense of center or concentration such as:

  • physics — a point of convergence such as the point where light rays meet

  • geometry — a fixed reference point (as of a parabola)

  • geology — the point of origin of an earthquake



See a comprehensive dictionary for other less common meanings.
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