Meaning of FOCUS in English

n. 25B6; noun

schools are a focus of community life : CENTRE, focal point, central point, centre of attention, hub, pivot, nucleus, heart, cornerstone, linchpin, cynosure.

the focus is on helping people : EMPHASIS, accent, priority, attention, concentration.

the main focus of this chapter : SUBJECT, theme, concern, subject matter, topic, issue, thesis, point, thread; substance, essence, gist, matter.

the resulting light beams are brought to a focus at the eyepiece : FOCAL POINT, point of convergence.

25B6; verb

he focused his binoculars on the tower : BRING INTO FOCUS; aim, point, turn.

the investigation will focus on areas of social need : CONCENTRATE, centre, zero in, zoom in; address itself to, pay attention to, pinpoint, revolve around, have as its starting point.

25A0; in focus SHARP, crisp, distinct, clear, well defined, well focused.

25A0; out of focus BLURRED, unfocused, indistinct, blurry, fuzzy, hazy, misty, cloudy, lacking definition, nebulous.

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