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There are 12 meanings of the word Focus.

Focus - as a noun

The concentration of attention or energy on something

Example: "The focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"

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centering12direction12focal pointfocusing14focussing15
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Maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system

Example: "In focus"

Maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea

Example: "The controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"

A central point or locus of an infection in an organism

Example: "The focus of infection"

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focal pointnidus6

Special emphasis attached to something

Example: "The stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

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A point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges

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focal point

A fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section

Focus - as a verb

Direct one's attention on something

Example: "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

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Cause to converge on or toward a central point

Example: "Focus the light on this image"

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Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

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Hypernyms (Closely Related)
adjust14align6aline5line up
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Become focussed or come into focus

Example: "The light focused"

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Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Put (an image) into focus

Example: "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

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Example Sentences

"She has a laser-like focus when she is working on her paintings."
"The main focus of the meeting was to discuss the budget."
"I struggle to maintain my focus when there are distractions around me."
"The camera has a manual focus option that allows for more precise adjustments."
"He narrowed his focus and dedicated himself to achieving his goals."
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Word Game Points

Is FOCUS a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, focus is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

FOCUS has a SCRABBLE points total of 10.

Is FOCUS a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, focus is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
FOCUS has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 12.

Is FOCUS a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, focus is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
FOCUS has a WORDFEUD points total of 12.

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