focusing focusing  /ˈfoʊ kə sɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the concentration of attention or energy on something
  2. (n) the act of bringing into focus

Usage(s):

  1. Unlike in previous studies focusing on Buddhist monks, the subjects were Boston-area workers practicing a Western-style of meditation called mindfulness or insight meditation.
  2. My own feeling is that instead of focusing on these special visits, we should focus on the services that we think are most important.
  3. Reconfiguring them simply adjusts them, like focusing a lens.

News

  1. Why Government Spending Does Nothing for Jobs

    While most economists and policy makers are focusing on the International Monetary Fund’s epiphany on the perils of austerity, some researchers at the IMF have offered another take on the fiscal-policy debate. They found that less is more, even when it comes to the size and scope of government.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. IRS Inquiry Focus Turns Away From Origins Toward Delays

    Congressional investigators are focusing less on the origins of the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of Tea Party groups and more on how flagging one application led to delays for hundreds of groups.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Carbon Sciences Focusing on Oklahoma for Its First GTL Plant

    Carbon Sciences Inc. , provider of a complete solution for transforming abundant and affordable natural gas into clean burning gasoline and other transportation fuels, today announced that it is focusing ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The concern I have is that the longer the internal problems continue, the more distracted the Pakistani army and security services will be in terms of the internal situation rather than focusing on the terrorist threat in the frontier area,"...
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Washington Post

  2. "Our main goal is to get this resolved so we can focus on winning Michigan and Florida," Obama said while campaigning in South Dakota. "There were compromises. ...... I'm glad the DNC worked it through and I hope we can start focusing on...
    on May 31, 2004 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsday

  3. "Instead, we are going to continue to focus our attention on a league-wide program ensuring that all teams have appropriate policies, clearly communicated to their employees, focusing on respect in the workplace including the prohibition of sexual...
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: David Stern Source: USA Today

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