autofocus

or au·to-fo·cus

[ aw-toh-foh-kuh s ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌfoʊ kəs /

adjective

having the ability to focus automatically: an autofocus lens; an autofocus camera.

noun

such an ability.

Nearby words

  1. autoerotic asphyxia,
  2. autoeroticism,
  3. autoerotism,
  4. autoerythrocyte sensitization syndrome,
  5. autoexposure,
  6. autogamy,
  7. autogenesis,
  8. autogenetic,
  9. autogenic training,
  10. autogenous

Origin of autofocus

First recorded in 1955–60; auto-3 + focus

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British Dictionary definitions for autofocus

autofocus

/ (ˈɔːtəʊˌfəʊkəs) /

noun

another name for automatic focus
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