Focused all their attention on finding a solution to the problem.
To focus one's attention on a question.
To bring a camera into focus.
An example of focus is to put all of one's energy into a science project.
An example of focus is to adjust a microscope to better see a specimen.
In focus; out of focus.
A camera with automatic focus.
The focus of a lens.
Couldn't get the problem into focus.
A campaign that focused on economic issues.
Unfortunately, the license plate is out of focus in this image.
During this scene, the boy’s face shifts subtly from soft focus into sharp focus.
The earthquake's focus was at exactly 37 degrees north, 18 degrees south, seventy five meters below the ground.
Text entered at the keyboard or pasted from a clipboard is sent to the component which currently has the focus.
An example of focus is a newborn baby in a family.
You'll need to focus the microscope carefully in order to capture the full detail of this surface.
- clear; distinct; sharply defined
- indistinct; blurred
Origin of focus
- New Latin from Latin hearth (probably in reference to the fact that a lens or parabolic mirror can concentrate sunlight on a single point to start a fire)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin focus (“hearth, fireplace”), of unknown origin. Usually connected with Old Armenian բոց (bocʿ).