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focus US English

The center of interest or activity

focus US Thesaurus

schools are a focus of community life

back focus US English

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

fixed focus US English

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

focus group US English

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

point focus US English

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

soft focus US English

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

focus-grouped US 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 US English

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

chemical focus US English

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

focus-grouping US English

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

depth of focus US English

The distance between the two extreme axial points behind a lens at which an image is judged to be in focus

focus on in focus US English

Pay particular attention to

refocus US English

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

prefocus US English

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

autofocus US English

A device that focuses a camera or other piece of equipment automatically

in focus in focus US Thesaurus

submit only those snapshots that are in focus

out of focus in focus US Thesaurus

the shots are slightly out of focus, which gives them an eerie quality