4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Focus \Fo"cus\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Focused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Focusing}.] To bring to a focus; to focalize; as, to focus a camera. --R. Hunt.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

focused \focused\ adjective [Also spelled {focussed}.]

1. being in focus or brought into focus; clearly delineated; -- of an image. Opposite of {unfocused}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. converging on a point; -- of light rays; as, focused light rays can set something afire. [WordNet 1.5]

3. concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose.

Syn: centered, centred, centralized. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

concentrated \concentrated\ adjective

1. Having a high density of (the indicated substance); as, a narrow thread of concentrated ore.

Note: [Narrower terms: {undiluted} (vs. diluted)] [WordNet 1.5]

2. Gathered together or made less diffuse; as, their concentrated efforts; his concentrated attention. Opposite of {distributed} or {diffused}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {bunched}, {bunchy}, {clustered}; {centered}, {centred}, {centralized}, {focused}; {undivided}] [Also See: {compact}.] [WordNet 1.5]

3. Intense; in an extreme degree; -- of mental phenomena; as, her concentrated passion held them at bay. [WordNet 1.5]

4. being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance. Opposite of {dilute} or {unsaturated}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {supersaturated}]

Syn: saturated. [WordNet 1.5]

5. reduced to a stronger or more concentrated form; as, concentrated sulfuric acid. Opposite of {diluted}.

Syn: condensed. [WordNet 1.5]

6. characterized by intensity; especially when imposed from without; -- of actions; as, concentrated study.

Syn: intensive. [WordNet 1.5]

7. characterized by mental concentration.

Syn: intent. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: being in focus or brought into focus [syn: {focused}, {focussed}] [ant: {unfocused}, {unfocussed}]

2: (of light rays) converging on a point; "focused light rays can set something afire" [syn: {focused}, {focussed}]

3: of an optical system (e.g. eye or opera glasses) adjusted to produce a clear image

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