Definition of Focused in English :

Define Focused in English

Focused meaning in English

Meaning of Focused in English

Pronunciation of Focused in English

Focused pronunciation in English

Pronounce Focused in English


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1. focused, focussed

being in focus or brought into focus

2. focused, focussed

(of light rays) converging on a point

Example Sentences:
'focused light rays can set something afire'

3. focused

of an optical system (e.g. eye or opera glasses) adjusted to produce a clear image

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of focused
having or showing a clear and definite purpose
I spent the next year just wandering. I wasn't focused.
The band's third album seems more disciplined and focussed.
The voting is now more focused.
They promised a new, more focused approach.

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n. pl. fo·cus·es or fo·ci (-sī, -kī)
a. The distinctness or clarity of an image rendered by an optical system.
b. The state of maximum distinctness or clarity of such an image: in focus; out of focus.
c. An apparatus used to adjust the focal length of an optical system in order to make an image distinct or clear: a camera with automatic focus.
a. 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: the focus of a lens. Also called focal point.
a. A center of interest or activity: "Precisely how diet affects E. coli in livestock is the focus of current research" (Cindy Engel).
b. Close or narrow attention; concentration: "He was forever taken aback by [New York's] pervasive atmosphere of purposefulnessthe tight focus of its drivers, the brisk intensity of its pedestrians" (Anne Tyler).
c. A condition in which something can be clearly apprehended or perceived: couldn't get the problem into focus.
4. Medicine The region of a localized bodily infection or disease.
5. Geology The point of origin of an earthquake.
6. Mathematics A fixed point whose relationship with a directrix determines a conic section.
v. fo·cused, fo·cus·ing, fo·cus·es or fo·cussed or fo·cus·sing or fo·cus·ses
1. To cause (light rays, for example) to converge on or toward a central point; concentrate.
a. To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus.
b. To adjust (a lens, for example) to produce a clear image.
3. To direct toward a particular point or purpose: focused all their attention on finding a solution to the problem.
1. To converge on or toward a central point of focus; be focused.
2. To adjust one's vision or an optical device so as to render a clear, distinct image.
3. To concentrate attention or energy: a campaign that focused on economic issues.

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