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focalize

Syllabification: fo·cal·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈfōkəˌlīz
 
/

Definition of focalize in English:

verb

[with object] technical
1Focus (something), in particular.
Example sentences
  • Its effects are importantly focalized through Breeze.
  • One of the biggest issues in bringing down the price has been working to focalize the laser using power efficiently.
  • But now we are trying to focalise on our true identity.
1.1(In literary theory) provide an internal focus for (a text): the narrative discourse is focalized around the consciousness of the central protagonist
More example sentences
  • The story is, to use a term developed by the theorists of narrative Mieke Bal and Gérard Genette, focalized through her.
  • Crucially, Crane chooses to focalize the departing train through hoboes: ‘three men, still hungry on the tracks.’
  • By focalising a narrative entirely through a character's perspective, there is no apparent mediating presence between story and narration.
1.2 Medicine Confine (a disease or infection) to a particular site in the body.

Derivatives

focalization

1
Pronunciation: /ˌfōkəliˈzāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • But what she can do is force a shift in focalization - an even rarer feat in the context of this particular narrative.
  • In Scarlet Sister Mary, shifts in focalization between omniscient and limited perspectives delve frequently into Mary's consciousness.
  • The novel hides its subversive ideology behind Oshinica's focalization, masterfully using it to challenge the establishment.

Words that rhyme with focalize

delocalize, vocalise

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