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  • adj. Used for or pertaining to focussing.
  • n. The action of the verb to focus.
  • v. Present participle of focus.

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

  • n. the concentration of attention or energy on something


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I like your teaching approach in focussing on the writing.

    Collegiate Writing, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • These lines of inquiry are not central to the finished work, nor need the audience even be aware of them, though they were central in focussing and clarifying what was being achieved in the work.

    Ballardian » Simon O’Carrigan’s The Drowned World

  • Says David, focussing is one discipline that creates a setting where fresh insight can arise.

    Shambhala SunSpace » 2009 » May

  • I well know what fine work this Club is doing in focussing attention on current problems, both in the Commonwealth and outside, and helping in that way to build up that informed public opinion without which our democratic system cannot function to its fullest effect.

    The Outlook Today

  • Conversely, the U.S. perspective is described as focussing "obsessively on whether Iran is developing nuclear weapons .... blinded by worst-case scenarios, which happens not to be Tehran's preferred scenario."

    The Devil We Know - Book Review

  • Whole pages of it are filled with masses of figures, generally single numbers added up in batches, and then the totals added in batches again, as though he were "focussing" some account, as the auditors put it.


  • Braendlein instead uses the term "focussing," although she says that archery in fact is a meditative activity. "

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • "Though the deal is unlikely to be too material to Aurobindo's financials, it's positive as it's in line with the company's strategy of sourcing drug ingredients from outside while focussing on the finished drugs business," Ranvir Singh , pharmaceuticals analyst at BRICS Securities Ltd., said.

    Aurobindo Pharma to Sell Chinese Unit

  • These stories had conveniently played into my master plan to prove once and for all that we collectively are completely missing the point when it comes to gender in this country by focussing all our attention on Tiger Woods and Charlie Sheen rather than stay-at-home dads, 20% unemployment rates among adult men, PTSD among our returning heroes, and the 2.3 million men in prison of which over 1 million are African American.

    Tom Matlack: Does Reporting on the Reporting of Gossip Make it Not Gossip?

  • There's lots of talk of Record Store Day celebrations on Cardiff across the web – with the Joy Collective blogging about it here, and Cardiff Arcades Project focussing on the independent feel on the blog here, while Helia Phoenix promotes Cardiff's favourite record shop all the way in San Francisco.

    Cardiff today – Cardiff Rock & Roll memories and more election hustings


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