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focus -- as in: The focus of our study is...
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as in: The focus of our study is... Define
where attention is concentrated
  • Since we’re running out of time, let’s narrow our focus to just what needs to be done tomorrow.
  • This focus of this class is classic American Literature.
  • My main focus is on getting into a college with a good reputation for preparing students for medical school.
  • She likes to be the focus of attention.

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  • And so when houses were finally fireproofed completely, all over the world there was no longer need of firemen for the old purposes. They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior; official censors, judges, and executors.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • His accent made him exotic and interesting; his broken arm made him a martyr; his sadism made him a natural focus for all those who loved pain in others.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Every head is turned our way, pulling the focus from the three chariots ahead of us.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
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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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