I walked without a coat, wanting to take a break and refocus my mind.
Oftentimes, people need to refocus and dedicate more time to real-life interactions.
Some, like New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, want America to refocus on Iraq and do something.
It is my most sincere hope that Komen is allowed to now refocus its attention and energies on its mission.
Rather than celebrate this deal, global powers should refocus their attention to human rights in Iran.
The president this week will use a prime-time speech to refocus his presidency on the issue that got him elected in 2008: jobs.
She may have the dragons and the slave army, and her milkshake may bring all the boys to the yard, but Dany needs to refocus.
One answer to those problems, experts say, would be to refocus on fashion.
A win going into that hiatus would help Santorum claim momentum and credibility and refocus the race.
Then suddenly, as she struggled to refocus her wandering wits on the cholla, it appeared within touch of her hand.
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')