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Meaning of focus

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the
           focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no
           direction in his life" [syn: {focus}, {focusing},
           {focussing}, {focal point}, {direction}, {centering}]
      2: maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an
         optical system; "in focus"; "out of focus"
      3: maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy
         brought clearly into focus an important difference of
      4: a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the
         focus of infection" [syn: {focus}, {focal point}, {nidus}]
      5: special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more
         on accuracy than on speed" [syn: {stress}, {focus}]
      6: a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a
         point from which it diverges [syn: {focus}, {focal point}]
      7: a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic
      v 1: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your
           studies and not on your hobbies" [syn: {concentrate},
           {focus}, {center}, {centre}, {pore}, {rivet}]
      2: cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the
         light on this image" [ant: {blur}]
      3: bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to
         converge; of ideas or emotions [syn: {concenter},
         {concentre}, {focalize}, {focalise}, {focus}]
      4: become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused" [syn:
         {focus}, {focalize}, {focalise}] [ant: {blur}, {dim}, {slur}]
      5: put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot
         enjoy the movie" [syn: {focus}, {focalize}, {focalise},
         {sharpen}] [ant: {blear}, {blur}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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