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  • Ruperf S parties seldom had any focal point, but usually consisted of half a dozen independent groups intent on their own affairs.
  • What Jan was seeing, he knew, was nothing less than the light of distant stars, collected and focused into his eye wherever conditions were favourable along the track of the ship.

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  • He was trying to focus on them when he realized that they were moving….
  • He watched until it had dwindled to a thin thread of blue, hard for the eye to focus upon in the surrounding redness of the sky.

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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
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