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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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  • Galileo’s Illuminati, however, saw perfection in the ellipse as well, revering the mathematical duality of its twin foci.

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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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  • Langdon nodded, focusing intently now.
  • Langdon could barely focus.

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  • Without warning, inside the accelerator tube, at this point of highly focused energy, particles of matter began appearing out of nowhere.
  • Langdon could barely focus.
  • But the harder she focused, the less she understood.
  • His disposition now intensified, his focus total.
  • He didn’t really understand it, but according to the theory, a single point of intensely focused energy erupted in a cataclysmic explosion, expanding outward to form the universe.
  • It took a moment for the image before him to come into focus.
  • Slowly, the image before him came into focus.
  • Langdon tried to focus.

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  • It is these areas on which we are focusing our search.
  • She was focused straight ahead.
  • Art historians knew the fountains marked the exact geometric focal points of Bernini’s elliptical piazza, but it was an architectural oddity Langdon had never really considered until today.
  • Langdon fought to focus his thoughts, but the situation was too bizarre to grasp rationally.
  • Focus.
  • The Hassassin ignored the burning in his foot and focused on the drowning American, whom he now held pinned beneath him in the churning water.
  • Langdon kept his eyes focused on the Hassassin and maneuvered himself closer to the table.
  • Everyone else in the room was focused on the camerlegno, and Langdon wanted to call out, but he could not react.
  • "Careful now," Chartrand urged, sounding focused as the group began descending the stairs toward the helicopter.
  • His mind, as though ignoring the pain in his heart, forced aside the past and brought into focus the single, desperate task ahead.
  • Langdon fought to recover his focus, locking eyes again with his quarry, thrusting with the pipe.
  • Langdon could barely focus.
  • His face showing total focus.
  • Langdon’s eyes slowly began to focus.
  • It seemed, in that instant, that the entire world was focused upward, silenced in anticipation, necks craned to the heavens . all peoples, all faiths . all hearts beating as one.
  • He focused hard on the widest part of the serpent and . for the first time in his life, prayed for a miracle.

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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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