People are focusing on tools of social media being abused, or saying, 'Let's look at lack of civility.'
One of the chief battlegrounds on Tuesday night will be suburban Milwaukee, an area the Romney campaign is focusing on.
Everyone's focusing on the death threats, but the FBI hardly comes out squeaky clean.
But now opponents are gearing up, focusing heavily on a key provision: companies sharing information with the government.
Nevertheless, in the wired 21st century, focusing a unified nation of 1.3 billion souls on a problem may have distinct advantages.
I cried, leaping lithely about to keep her from focusing her gaze behind me.
focusing, of course, must be done without the frame in place.
Rick twisted the lens barrel, making sure it was full open, then he twisted the focusing ring until it stopped.
Real-time interaction is fundamental to the context of focusing on nano-scale.
The cue for the focusing of our attention lies in the events which we perceive.
1640s, from Latin focus "hearth, fireplace" (also, figuratively, "home, family"), of unknown origin, used in post-classical times for "fire" itself, taken by Kepler (1604) in a mathematical sense for "point of convergence," perhaps on analogy of the burning point of a lens (the purely optical sense of the word may have existed before Kepler, but it is not recorded). Introduced into English 1650s by Hobbes. Sense transfer to "center of activity or energy" is first recorded 1796.
1775 in the literal sense; 1807 in the figurative sense, from focus (n.). Related: Focused; focusing; less commonly focussed; focussing.
focus fo·cus (fō'kəs)
n. pl. fo·cus·es or fo·ci (-sī', -kī')
A point at which rays of light or other radiation converge or from which they appear to diverge, as after refraction or reflection in an optical system. Also called focal point.
See focal length.
The distinctness or clarity of an image rendered by an optical system.
The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of such an image.
An apparatus used to adjust the focal length of an optical system in order to make an image distinct or clear.
The region of a localized bodily infection or disease.
To cause light rays or other radiation to converge on or toward a central point; concentrate.
To render an object or image in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device.
To adjust a lens or instrument to produce a clear image.
To converge on or toward a central point of focus; be focused.
Plural focuses or foci (fō'sī', fō'kī')