Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Brought into focus, as an eyepiece, by simply being pushed in as far as it will go.

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Examples

  • According to Jakobson, a message assumes the poetic (cum-aesthetic) role when it is both ambiguous and self-focusing.

    "Dark Star" as an Example of Transcendental Aesthetics

  • The aesthetic text is both ambiguous and self-focusing.

    "Dark Star" as an Example of Transcendental Aesthetics

  • "Best guess is that what we're seeing is a radiation self-focusing effect, probably triggered by a sudden influx of gravitational energy."

    Angelmass

  • "For the Institute's self-focusing theory to be right, hunterships have to occasionally drop bits of mass into Angelmass," Forsythe said.

    Angelmass

  • Dr. Qhahenlo thinks it's a self-focusing effect triggered by something falling into Angelmass from one of the hunterships.

    Angelmass

  • It did, indeed, seem straightforward enough: a significant mass, falling in toward Angelmass, would release gravitational potential energy as it fell, pushing some of the radiation streaming from the black hole over the threshold for self-focusing.

    Angelmass

  • "I'm still not comfortable with the self-focusing theory that's been suggested."

    Angelmass

  • After all, self-focusing tweets AND self-focusing Christmas cards?

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • You may invest in a self-focusing SLR with the newest features with all the whistles and bells.

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  • "It could be that the amount of mass necessary to start a self-focusing surge is still within catapult tolerances.

    Angelmass

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