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  1. (countable, optics) A point at which reflected or refracted rays of light converge.
  2. (countable, geometry) A point of a conic at which rays reflected from a curve or surface converge.
  3. (uncountable, photography, cinematography) The fact of the convergence of light on the photographic medium.
  4. (uncountable, photography, cinematography) The quality of the convergence of light on the photographic medium.
  5. (uncountable) Concentration of attention.
  6. (countable, seismology) The exact point of where an earthquake occurs, in three dimensions (underneath the epicentre).
  7. (computing) The indicator of the currently active element in a user interface.
  8. (linguistics) The most important word or phrase in a sentence or passage, or the one that imparts information.
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  10. Examples:
    1. “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.”
      “The focus of his talk was how much further this variance could be reduced through the application of gnotobiology.”
      “During this time, we trained our focus on quality and improving the knowledge of our staff through training and professional guidance.”
  1. (literature) The perspective through which a narrative is presented.
  2. (optics) Putting into focus.
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  4. Examples:
    1. “In Scarlet Sister Mary, shifts in focalization between omniscient and limited perspectives delve frequently into Mary's consciousness.”
      “The novel hides its subversive ideology behind Oshinica's focalization, masterfully using it to challenge the establishment.”
      “But the greatest narratological weapon has been focalization, i.e. the point of view or perspective from which an event is described.”
  1. A device which allows one to adjust the focus of an instrument such as a telescope.
  2. Examples:
    1. “Military action has absorbed the lion's share of his fabled gifts as a focuser.”
      “It was for her as a wand was to mages who chose that object, a focuser of earth-magic.”
      “Essential product that allows you to use a 1.25-inch eyepiece with a 2-inch focuser without damaging the eyepiece.”
  1. the ability to be focused
  1. The quality of being focal.
  1. plural of focuser
  2. Examples:
    1. “He had two focusers floating on ether side of his head to represent his constant control.”
      “Along with its atom stream turrets on port and starboard sides there are energy focusers to destroy anything under atmosphere.”
  1. plural form of focus
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The semimajor axes of an ellipse are the longest lines crossing the area covered by the ellipse, and including the two foci.”
      “Centrally within the larger foci of squamous metaplasia, necrosis may be seen.”
      “Elliott's mathematical life circulated round the twin foci of Oxford and London.”
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