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as in: Turn your focus to question #2. Define
concentrate or look at
  • Attention focused on Jack.

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  • I find that studying in the library helps me to focus.
  • This week, I’m focusing on finishing my research paper.

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technical usage Define
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
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  • For the first time on the island, Piggy himself removed his one glass, knelt down and focused the sun on tinder.
  • Piggy stood behind him, islanded in a sea of meaningless color, while Ralph knelt and focused the glossy spot.

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  • The satellite dish focuses the signal into a relatively narrow beam.
  • The focus of a parabola is a fixed point on the interior of the parabola used in the formal definition of the curve.

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as in: Turn your focus to question #2. Define
concentrate or look at
as in: The focus of our study is... Define
where attention is concentrated
as in: bring into focus; or out of focus Define
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.)
as in: The camera focuses automatically Define
to adjust a lens to make an image clear
technical usage Define
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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