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focus British & World English

The centre of interest or activity

focus English Thesaurus

schools are a focus of community life

point focus British & World English

A focus of a beam of light, particles, etc., which is small enough to be considered as a point.

back focus British & World English

The distance between the back of a lens and the image of an object at infinity

fixed focus British & World English

A camera focus that cannot be adjusted, typically used with a small-aperture lens having a large depth of field

focus group British & World English

A group of people assembled to participate in a discussion about a product before it is launched, or to provide feedback on a political campaign, television series, etc.

soft focus British & World English

Deliberate slight blurring or lack of definition in a photograph or film

focus-grouped British & World English

(Of a group of people) consulted in a focus group; (of a product or issue) evaluated or discussed in a focus group.

focus puller British & World English

An assistant to a film or television cameraman, who is responsible for keeping the lens focused during filming

chemical focus British & World English

The point or distance at which a lens or optical instrument focuses light on a photographic film.

focus-grouping British & World English

The use of small working groups within a school (rare).

depth of focus British & World English

another term for depth of field.

focus on in focus British & World English

Pay particular attention to

refocus British & World English

Adjust the focus of (a lens or one’s eyes)

prefocus British & World English

Relating to or denoting a light bulb which is designed so that its beam is focused automatically when it is fitted inside a lamp, especially a vehicle headlamp

autofocus British & World English

A device focusing a camera or other piece of equipment automatically

in focus in focus English Thesaurus

colour snaps will do as long as they are in focus

out of focus in focus English Thesaurus

why are some of the shots out of focus?