from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. centered or concentrated.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of focus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. being in focus or brought into focus; clearly delineated; -- of an image. Opposite of unfocused.
  • adj. converging on a point; -- of light rays.
  • adj. concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of an optical system (e.g. eye or opera glasses) adjusted to produce a clear image
  • adj. being in focus or brought into focus
  • adj. (of light rays) converging on a point


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