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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]:

focused

adjective

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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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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