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Adjective: focused  fow-kust
  1. Being in focus or brought into focus
    - focussed
     
  2. (of light rays) converging on a point
    "focused light rays can set something afire";
    - focussed
     
  3. Of an optical system (e.g. eye or opera glasses) adjusted to produce a clear image
Verb: focus (focused,focusing,focuses, also focussed,focussing,focusses)  fow-kus
  1. Direct one's attention on something
    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies";
    - concentrate, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], pore, rivet
     
  2. Cause to converge on or toward a central point
    "Focus the light on this image"
     
  3. Bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
    - concenter [US], concentre [Brit, Cdn], focalize, focalise [Brit]
     
  4. Become focussed or come into focus
    "The light focused";
    - focalize, focalise [Brit]
     
  5. Put (an image) into focus
    "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie";
    - focalize, focalise [Brit], sharpen

See also: adjusted, convergent, focus on

Type of: adapt, adjust, align, aline [non-standard], cerebrate, cogitate, conform, correct, line up, set, sharpen, think

Antonym: blur, unfocused

Encyclopedia: Focus, Please!