Thursday, May 18, 2006

Focus

  • noun: maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system (Example: "In focus")
  • noun: maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea (Example: "The controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion")
  • noun: the concentration of attention or energy on something (Example: "The focus of activity shifted to molecular biology")
  • noun: a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
  • noun: a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
  • noun: a central point or locus of an infection in an organism (Example: "The focus of infection")
  • noun: special emphasis attached to something
  • verb: cause to converge on or toward a central point (Example: "Focus the light on this image")
  • verb: put (an image) into focus (Example: "Please focus the image")
  • verb: become focussed or come into focus (Example: "The light focused")
  • verb: direct one's attention on something (Example: "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")
  • verb: bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

1 comment:

tiffany said...

maximum clarity and bringing into alignment . . . wouldn't that be nice! It took me three times to finish reading all of the definitions - what does that say about my focus?