from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To adjust or come to a focus.
- transitive v. To bring or be brought to a focus; sharpen.
- transitive v. To concentrate or be concentrated; localize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To focus, or to adjust a focus
- v. To sharpen an image by focusing
- v. To concentrate on a particular location; to localize
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring to a focus; to focus; to concentrate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring to a focus; focus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put (an image) into focus
- v. bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
- v. become focussed or come into focus
- v. concentrate on a particular place or spot
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What is today's equivalent of a lunar landing, the mission that can focalize a nation and inspire people to "ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country?"
Is this is true, then it would evolve to some point in the future where focalize valuation of the abstract mind would lead all matters to follow from the point other then in the physical procreation, but in the evolution of our developing minds apart from this animalistic behavior.
To be able to focalize the mind on the object at hand in a conscious manner leads to concentration.
The phosphorescence screen is usually a plate covered with some platino-cyanide and mounted in the end of a box of convenient size, the opposite end of which is so shaped that it fits the contour of the face, shutting out the light and allowing the eyes of the observer to focalize on the screen at the end.
Such a construction is particularly stable, as these focalize on the line of interest.
The bacilli multiply everywhere, but seem for some reason to focalize chiefly in the alimentary canal, and especially the middle part of it, the small intestines.
Most men have ability enough, if they could only focalize it into one grand, central, all-absorbing purpose, to accomplish great things.
Versatile men, universal geniuses, are usually weak, because they have no power to concentrate the rays of their ability, to focalize them upon one point, until they burn a hole in whatever they undertake.
They lack the burning glass of a purpose, to focalize upon one spot the separate rays of their ability.
Two natures meet on the human plane, and focalize in man.