focus Definition

  • 1the center of interest or activity
  • 2the state or quality of having or producing clear visual definition
  • 3pay particular attention to

Using focus: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "focus" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The focus of the discussion was on climate change.

  • Example

    The camera lost its focus.

  • Example

    She needs to focus on her studies.

  • Example

    The company is focusing on expanding its market share.

focus Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using focus

  • to make something clearer or easier to understand


    The new evidence helped to bring the case into focus.

  • not clearly defined or visible


    The picture was blurry and out of focus.

  • focus one's mind

    to concentrate and think carefully about something


    I need to focus my mind and come up with a plan.

Phrases with focus

  • a small group of people who are asked their opinions about a particular product, service, etc., in order to help improve it


    The company conducted a focus group to get feedback on their new product.

  • to concentrate on something and pay particular attention to it


    We need to focus on finding a solution to this problem.

  • to stop paying attention to something or become distracted


    I'm sorry, I lost focus for a moment. Can you repeat what you just said?

Origins of focus

from Latin 'focus', meaning 'hearth, fireplace'


Summary: focus in Brief

The term 'focus' [ˈfəʊkəs] refers to the center of interest or activity, as well as the state or quality of having clear visual definition. It can also mean to pay particular attention to something. Examples include 'The focus of the discussion was on climate change,' and 'She needs to focus on her studies.' Phrases like 'focus group' and idioms like 'bring something into focus' extend the term's usage.

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