Stephanie Bell, a spokesperson for Junior Achievement, a nonprofit that focuses on youth entrepreneurship education, agrees.
Sun and Mercury conjunct, trining Neptune, by Thursday, focuses you inward.
Backbeat follows the early days of the Beatles in Germany and focuses on Stuart Sutcliffe and John Lennon.
Now the grumbling is getting louder—and increasingly it focuses on the president himself.
But since Conor focuses more on the positive attributes of “dispositional” religion, I want to give most of my attention to that.
It is these times that become the central points, the focuses of his interest, and the dates of his religious festivals.
He is doing us a favor when he focuses our attention upon one special object and makes us see it clearly.
Such a day does not often come upon the river, but if it does, the deep channel of the Isisi focuses all the joy of it.
It provides for good soundbites, it raises the fighting spirits at home and it focuses attention and energy on the enemy.
Politics, even when it acknowledges globality, focuses on national definitions.
1640s, from Latin focus "hearth, fireplace" (also, figuratively, "home, family"), of unknown origin, used in post-classical times for "fire" itself, taken by Kepler (1604) in a mathematical sense for "point of convergence," perhaps on analogy of the burning point of a lens (the purely optical sense of the word may have existed before Kepler, but it is not recorded). Introduced into English 1650s by Hobbes. Sense transfer to "center of activity or energy" is first recorded 1796.
1775 in the literal sense; 1807 in the figurative sense, from focus (n.). Related: Focused; focusing; less commonly focussed; focussing.
focus fo·cus (fō'kəs)
n. pl. fo·cus·es or fo·ci (-sī', -kī')
A point at which rays of light or other radiation converge or from which they appear to diverge, as after refraction or reflection in an optical system. Also called focal point.
See focal length.
The distinctness or clarity of an image rendered by an optical system.
The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of such an image.
An apparatus used to adjust the focal length of an optical system in order to make an image distinct or clear.
The region of a localized bodily infection or disease.
To cause light rays or other radiation to converge on or toward a central point; concentrate.
To render an object or image in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device.
To adjust a lens or instrument to produce a clear image.
To converge on or toward a central point of focus; be focused.
Plural focuses or foci (fō'sī', fō'kī')