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Noun: focussing  fow-ku-sing
  1. The concentration of attention or energy on something
    "the focussing of activity shifted to molecular biology";
    - focus, focusing, focal point, direction, centering [US], centreing [Brit, Cdn], centring [Brit, Cdn]
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: focus on

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

Antonym: blur

Encyclopedia: Focus, Please!