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focalize

[foh-kuh-lahyz] /ˈfoʊ kəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), focalized, focalizing.
1.
to bring or come to a focus.
2.
to localize.
Also, especially British, focalise.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; focal + -ize
Related forms
focalization, noun
defocalization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for focalization

focalize

/ˈfəʊkəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
a less common word for focus
Derived Forms
focalization, focalisation, noun
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