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focus 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈfōkəs/,
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foci, plural; focuses, plural;
  1. (of a person or their eyes) Adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly
    • - try to focus on a stationary object
  2. Bring (one's eyes) into such a state
    • - trying to focus his bleary eyes on Corbett
  3. Adjust the focus of (a telescope, camera, or other instrument)
    • - they were focusing a telescope on a star
  4. (of rays or waves) Meet at a single point

  5. (of a lens) Make (rays or waves) meet at a single point

  6. (of light, radio waves, or other energy) Become concentrated into a sharp beam of light or energy

  7. (of a lens) Concentrate (light, radio waves, or energy) into a sharp beam

  8. Pay particular attention to
    • - the study will focus on a number of areas in Wales
  9. Concentrate
    • - the course helps to focus and stimulate your thoughts
  10. Place the focus on (a part of a sentence)

Noun
  1. The center of interest or activity
    • - this generation has made the environment a focus of attention
  2. An act of concentrating interest or activity on something
    • - our focus on the customer's requirements
  3. The point of origin of an earthquake

  4. The principal site of an infection or other disease

  5. The part of a sentence given prominence, usually for emphasis or contrast, e.g., Bob in it was Bob who came, not Bill

  6. The state or quality of having or producing clear visual definition
    • - his face is rather out of focus
  7. The point at which an object must be situated with respect to a lens or mirror for an image of it to be well defined

  8. A device on a lens that can be adjusted to produce a clear image

  9. One of the fixed points from which the distances to any point of a given curve, such as an ellipse or parabola, are connected by a linear relation


  1. the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
  2. concentrate: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
  3. maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system; "in focus"; "out of focus"
  4. cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image"
  5. concenter: bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
  6. maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"
  7. Bernard "Focus..." Edwards, Jr is a Atlanta-based producer who first rose to fame when signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. Since then he has produced tracks for Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé Knowles, Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont, Tony Yayo, Stat Quo, Outlawz amongst others.
  8. FOCUS is a computer programming language. It is a database query building language, regarded as a fourth-generation programming language(4GL). produced by Information Builders Inc. ...
  9. Focus is a Dutch rock band. It was founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, and is most famous for the songs "Hocus Pocus" and "Sylvia". ...
  10. Focus is an abstract strategy board game, designed by Sid Sackson and first published in 1964 by Kosmos. The game has been re-published many times since, sometimes under the titles Domination or Dominio. Focus won the 1981 Spiel des Jahres and Essen Feather awards. ...
  11. Focus magazine is a Christian religion magazine published in the U.S.
  12. In computing, the focus indicates the component of the graphical user interface which is currently selected to receive input. Text entered at the keyboard or pasted from a clipboard is sent to the component which currently has the focus. ...
  13. (focused) centered or concentrated
  14. (focused) Both a fine wine's bouquet and flavor should be focused. Focused simply means that the scents, aromas, and flavors are precise and clearly delineated. If they are not, the wine is like an out-of-focus picture-diffuse, hazy, and possibly problematic.
  15. (FOCUSED) The ghost is tied to the specific locale in which it first appeared and cannot stray from it.
  16. (FOCUSED) The state of being in the center of activity or interest. To direct toward a particular point or purpose.
  17. (Focused) Addresses the topic narrowly and specifically.
  18. (Focused) a singing tone that is acoustically efficient.
  19. (Focused) digitalART2 on Flickr
  20. (Focused) students are more attentive in class when they participate. Why? Few students actually listen to teacher lectures or demonstrations of how to solve math problems or explanations of science concepts – passive learning. However, their attention and focus are increased when students:
  21. (focused) Practice requires concentration because it requires attention to detail.
  22. (focused) keeping the attention fixed on something.
  23. (focuses) on your specific job/industry target, crucial in a career change or defence (military) to civilian employment transition!
  24. (Focusing) Adjustment of the lens to film distance according to the lens to subject distance, in order to ensure a sharp image on the film,
  25. (Focusing) Adjusting the position of the lens elements to bring the image into focus, i.e. so that it is clear and sharp.