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The core or basis for something
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“The focus of their ideology is the development of one's own natural abilities, and those abilities are understood to be achievable only through their methods.”
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A subject or topic being addressed
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“The focus of his talk was how much further this variance could be reduced through the application of gnotobiology.”
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One's concentration or attention with regard to something
“During this time, we trained our focus on quality and improving the knowledge of our staff through training and professional guidance.”
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A (clear) purpose or reason for an endeavor
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“The focus of our 24-hour hackathon is to build new applications and products.”
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Application or drive to do or achieve something
“He achieved success through focus, hard work and determination.”
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The sharpness of a subject in a photographic image
“The featureless visage stands in odd contrast to the crisp focus of every other detail in the photograph.”
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A person or thing that is the object of ridicule or criticism
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A motivating or guiding principle or purpose
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The main area of study of a student
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The focus of an earthquake
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A star used as a navigation reference, particularly a pole star such as Polaris
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Studiousness or application
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Something that exhibits exceptional quality, something worth being shown
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Place to meet
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The condition of being intent
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The brain and (by extension) its ability for rational thought
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The part of a view that is nearest to the observer, especially in a picture or photograph
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A theatre where films are shown for public entertainment
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The center or focus of attention
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An outburst of negative emotion
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(photography) An image in which the subject is shown at a relatively large scale
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The activity for which a person or thing is employed to perform
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A requirement for something
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To fix one's attention at something or someone
“I think we should now focus on other, more pressing issues.”
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To fix one's gaze on something or someone
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“The sun rose and we could not help but focus on the beautiful horizon.”
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To combine individual or separate elements together
“We need to focus our efforts on resolving these issues.”
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Direct one's eyes, thoughts, etc. intently at
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Concentrate on specific area
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To move administration or power to a single, central authority
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(look to or look at) To hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
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To put forth the needed effort
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Draw attention to
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Rack your brains
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To become or make less wide
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Address oneself to
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To base on a principle, idea, feeling or physical matter
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To direct or guide along a pathway
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To modify, especially so as to better fit a given purpose or circumstance
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Catch sight of; recognize and understand
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Devote effort to something
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To move to face in another direction
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To move to or place in a particular position
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To put or arrange into categories