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  • focus — [fō′kəs] n. pl. focuses or foci [fō′sī΄] [ModL, adopted in math. senses by KEPLER Johannes (1604) < L, fireplace, hearth < ? IE base * bhok , to flame, burn > ? Arm boc̣, flame] 1. the point where rays of light, heat, etc. or waves of… …   English World dictionary

  • focus — I noun arena, center, center of activity, center of attention, center of attraction, center of consciousness, center of interest, central point, centrality, convergence, converging point, focal point, gathering place, goal, heart, hub, objective …   Law dictionary

  • focus — I. noun (plural foci; also focuses) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, hearth Date: 1644 1. a. a point at which rays (as of light, heat, or sound) converge or from which they diverge or appear to diverge; specifically the point where the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • focus — n. & v. n. (pl. focuses or foci) 1 Physics a the point at which rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction. b the point from which diverging rays or waves appear to proceed. Also called focal point. 2 a Optics the point at which an object… …   Useful english dictionary

  • focus — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. point; focal or central point; concentration, convergence; center, hub, core, heart, nucleus; sharpness. v. concentrate, converge; centralize, contract; rally, gather, meet. See middle, vision. II… …   English dictionary for students

  • focus — fo·cus || fəʊkÉ™s n. center, hub; area in a dialog box which receives input (Computers) v. adjust the focus of; make clear, bring into focus; bring to a focus; concentrate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • focus — 1. noun 1) schools are a focus of community life Syn: center, focal point, central point, center of attention, hub, pivot, nucleus, heart, cornerstone, linchpin, cynosure 2) the focus is on helping people Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • focus — Synonyms and related words: adductor, approach, asymptote, attractant, attrahent, axiom, blurred, blurry, bottleneck, bring into focus, center, center of attraction, center of consciousness, center of interest, clear, collision course, concenter …   Moby Thesaurus

  • focus — 1. noun 1) a focus of community life Syn: centre, focal point, central point, centre of attention, hub, pivot, nucleus, heart, cornerstone, linchpin 2) the main focus of this chapter Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • focus — n 1. center, central point, focal point, fo calization, point of concentration, point of convergence; nucleus, Biol. centrosome; core, heart, marrow, kernel, navel, middle, crux. 2. hub, nave, axis, pivot, pole; headquarters, clubhouse,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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