focus focus  /ˈfoʊ kəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the concentration of attention or energy on something
  2. (n) maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
  3. (n) maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea
  4. (n) a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
  5. (n) special emphasis attached to something
  6. (n) a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
  7. (n) a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
  8. (v) direct one's attention on something
  9. (v) cause to converge on or toward a central point
  10. (v) bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
  11. (v) become focussed or come into focus
  12. (v) put (an image) into focus

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Usage(s):

  1. Because medical practitioners focus more on their patients than any notoriety, historical figures in medicine are often rendered obscure.
  2. More and more, it seems as though the focus on the MMR vaccine has been a colossal distraction in autism research--and in parental concern.
  3. In private, Republicans concede that Bush's focus on Iraq has vastly improved their chances in November and bless Rove for his efforts.

News

  1. FOCUS: Indian Gold Demand Expected To Drop From Weak Rupee, Higher Tariffs, Import Restrictions

    FOCUS: Indian Gold Demand Expected To Drop From Weak Rupee, Higher Tariffs, Import Restrictions
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. FOCUS: Selling In GLD Slowing But Not Finished

    FOCUS: Selling In GLD Slowing But Not Finished
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Focus turns to Game 2, more links

    • That Game 1 marathon is already forgotten, at least according to what the players were saying during Thursday’s press conferences. The focus now is on Game 2.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "Certainly a major focus of the discussion will be around the progress that's been made so far in the proximity talks and the opportunity to make the transition into direct talks," said White House adviser Dan Shapiro. "We feel that already...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Daniel Source: AFP

  2. "With everything that has happened, obviously with the way Tony played and the comparison between her and Carrie Underwood, I think a lot of people feel she has taken his focus away," Owens said, echoing the chatter on sports-talk radio and...
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Terrell Owens Source: FOXNews

  3. "These allegations will neither distract the company's focus on stopping the leak nor alter our commitment to restore the Gulf coast," BP CEO Tony Hayward said.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: Wall Street Journal

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