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Focuses vs. Focus — What's the Difference?

Focuses vs. Focus — What's the Difference?

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Focuses

The distinctness or clarity of an image rendered by an optical system.
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Focus

The centre of interest or activity
This generation has made the environment a focus of attention
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Focuses

The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of such an image
In focus.
Out of focus.
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Focus

The state or quality of having or producing clear visual definition
His face is rather out of focus
The incident brought her feelings for Alexander sharply into focus
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Focuses

An apparatus used to adjust the focal length of an optical system in order to make an image distinct or clear
A camera with automatic focus.
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Focus

One of the fixed points from which the distances to any point of a given curve, such as an ellipse or parabola, are connected by a linear relation.
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Focuses

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
The focus of a lens. Also called focal point.
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Focus

An element of a sentence that is given prominence by intonational or other means.
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Focuses

See focal length.
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Focus

Adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly
Try to focus on a stationary object
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Focuses

A center of interest or activity
"Precisely how diet affects E. coli in livestock is the focus of current research" (Cindy Engel).
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Focus

Pay particular attention to
The study will focus on a number of areas in Wales
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Focuses

Close or narrow attention; concentration
"He was forever taken aback by [New York's] pervasive atmosphere of purposefulness—the tight focus of its drivers, the brisk intensity of its pedestrians" (Anne Tyler).
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Focus

Place the focus on (an element of a sentence).
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Focuses

A condition in which something can be clearly apprehended or perceived
Couldn't get the problem into focus.
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Focus

The distinctness or clarity of an image rendered by an optical system.
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Focuses

(Medicine) The region of a localized bodily infection or disease.
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Focus

The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of such an image
In focus.
Out of focus.
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Focuses

(Geology) The point of origin of an earthquake.
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Focus

An apparatus used to adjust the focal length of an optical system in order to make an image distinct or clear
A camera with automatic focus.
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Focuses

(Mathematics) A fixed point whose relationship with a directrix determines a conic section.
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Focus

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
The focus of a lens. Also called focal point.
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Focuses

To cause (light rays, for example) to converge on or toward a central point; concentrate.
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Focus

See focal length.
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Focuses

To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus.
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Focus

A center of interest or activity
"Precisely how diet affects E. coli in livestock is the focus of current research" (Cindy Engel).
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Focuses

To adjust (a lens, for example) to produce a clear image.
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Focus

Close or narrow attention; concentration
"He was forever taken aback by [New York's] pervasive atmosphere of purposefulness—the tight focus of its drivers, the brisk intensity of its pedestrians" (Anne Tyler).
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Focuses

To direct toward a particular point or purpose
Focused all their attention on finding a solution to the problem.
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Focus

A condition in which something can be clearly apprehended or perceived
Couldn't get the problem into focus.
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Focuses

To converge on or toward a central point of focus; be focused.
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Focus

(Medicine) The region of a localized bodily infection or disease.
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Focuses

To adjust one's vision or an optical device so as to render a clear, distinct image.
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Focus

(Geology) The point of origin of an earthquake.
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Focuses

To concentrate attention or energy
A campaign that focused on economic issues.
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Focus

(Mathematics) A fixed point whose relationship with a directrix determines a conic section.
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Focuses

Plural of focus
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Focus

To cause (light rays, for example) to converge on or toward a central point; concentrate.
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Focus

To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus.
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Focus

To adjust (a lens, for example) to produce a clear image.
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Focus

To direct toward a particular point or purpose
Focused all their attention on finding a solution to the problem.
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Focus

To converge on or toward a central point of focus; be focused.
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Focus

To adjust one's vision or an optical device so as to render a clear, distinct image.
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Focus

To concentrate attention or energy
A campaign that focused on economic issues.
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Focus

A point at which reflected or refracted rays of light converge.
The heat of sunlight at the focus of a magnifying glass can easily set dry leaves on fire.
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Focus

A point of a conic at which rays reflected from a curve or surface converge.
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Focus

The fact of the convergence of light on the photographic medium.
Unfortunately, the license plate is out of focus in this image.
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Focus

The quality of the convergence of light on the photographic medium.
During this scene, the boy’s face shifts subtly from soft focus into sharp focus.
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Focus

(uncountable) Concentration of attention.
I believe I can bring the high degree of focus required for this important job.
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Focus

The exact point of where an earthquake occurs, in three dimensions (underneath the epicentre).
The earthquake's focus was at exactly 37 degrees north, 18 degrees south, seventy five meters below the ground.
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Focus

(GUI) The status of being the currently active element in a user interface, often indicated by a visual highlight.
Text entered at the keyboard or pasted from a clipboard is sent to the component which currently has the focus.
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Focus

(linguistics) The most important word or phrase in a sentence or passage, or the one that imparts information.
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Focus

An object used in casting a magic spell.
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Focus

To concentrate during a task.
I have to focus on my work.
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Focus

(transitive) To direct attention, effort, or energy to a particular audience or task.
The president focused her remarks to the newcomers.
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Focus

(transitive) To cause (rays of light, etc) to converge at a single point.
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Focus

(transitive) To adjust (a lens, an optical instrument) in order to position an image with respect to the focal plane.
You'll need to focus the microscope carefully in order to capture the full detail of this surface.
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Focus

(intransitive) To concentrate one’s attention.
If you're going to beat your competitors, you need to focus.
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Focus

To transfer the input focus to (a visual element), so that it receives subsequent input.
The text box won't receive the user's keystrokes unless you explicitly focus it.
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Focus

To aggregate figures of accounts.
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Focus

A point in which the rays of light meet, after being reflected or refracted, and at which the image is formed; as, the focus of a lens or mirror.
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Focus

A point so related to a conic section and certain straight line called the directrix that the ratio of the distance between any point of the curve and the focus to the distance of the same point from the directrix is constant.
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Focus

A central point; a point of concentration.
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Focus

To bring to a focus; to focalize; as, to focus a camera.
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Focus

The concentration of attention or energy on something;
The focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
He had no direction in his life
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Focus

Maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system;
In focus
Out of focus
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Focus

Maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea;
The controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion
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Focus

A central point or locus of an infection in an organism;
The focus of infection
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Focus

Special emphasis attached to something;
The stress was more on accuracy than on speed
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Focus

A point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
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Focus

A fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
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Focus

Direct one's attention on something;
Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies
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Focus

Cause to converge on or toward a central point;
Focus the light on this image
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Focus

Bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
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Focus

Become focussed or come into focus;
The light focused
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Focus

Put (an image) into focus;
Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie
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