Translation of focus in Spanish:
noun plural -cuses or fociPronunciation: /ˈfəʊsaɪ/
- 1 countable 1.1 (central point) to be the focus of attentionser el centro de atenciónto become a focus for resentmentconvertirse en un foco de resentimientoExample sentences1.2 (of storm)
(of earthquake) epicentro (masculine)Example sentences
- While Zippy has the attention span of a goldfish, his wife has the focus of an electron microscope.
- The probability for such an event occurring is only significant at the plane of focus, where photon flux is the highest.
- Their focus was always upon the general rather than the particular.
Example sentences1.3 (of disease)
- But combine it with a programme that lacks a clear focus and Cork's year in the cultural spotlight is already looking shaky.
- Once you have a clear focus, gather the right team around you to get the job done.
- But if it keeps a clear focus it might achieve a way forward for our embattled province.
- The geographic point directly above the focus is called the earthquake epicenter.
- This result strongly agrees with the upward migration of seismic foci in the volcanic edifice, which has been found to precede recent flank eruptions.
- There was extensive embolization to the brain and multiple foci of Aspergillus infection in kidneys and adrenal glands.
- An identifiable focus of primary infection should also be addressed when possible.
- The macroscopically apparent thrombosed vessels in case 3 contained tumor emboli and multiple foci of infarction.
- 2 uncountable 2.1 (clear visual definition) to be in focusestar enfocadoto be out of focusestar desenfocadoestar fuera de foco (Latin America)to bring o get something into focusenfocar algolet's get our intentions into focusdefinamos or precisemos claramente nuestras intencionesto come into focus (picture)entrar en focomy true feelings are gradually coming into focusempiezo a ver con claridad lo que realmente sientohis life lacks focusno tiene un norte en su vidaExample sentences
Example sentences2.2 (attention) media focus has been on …
- In the Nasmyth focus, an oblong tertiary mirror is positioned in this opening and it reflects the light from the secondary mirror to foci located on either side of the telescope.
- The problems with the microlens array design are low light throughput, non-uniform intensity foci, and lens aberrations.
- There is a central hole in the main mirror through which the light passes and is brought to a focus by an eyepiece lens.
la atención de la prensa se ha centrado en …
- He adjusts the focus of the Carl Zeiss 120 mm macro lens, which allows him to work very close up.
- These lenses adjust their focus with a patient's eye muscles to give them seamless near or distance vision.
- The focus can be adjusted slightly in order to sharpen up different parts of the image corresponding to objects at different depths in the scene.
- 3 countable (Physics, Mathematics)Example sentences
- The circumcircle of a triangle formed by three tangents to a parabola, passes through the focus of the parabola.
- The focus and directrix of a parabola were considered by Pappus.
- The catenary is the locus of the focus of a parabola rolling along a straight line.
intransitive verb -s- or -ss-
- 1(camera/instrument/eyes)to focus
onsomething/somebodyhis eyes were unable to focus on the small printno podía fijar la vista en la letra pequeñathe spotlight focused on the singerel reflector enfocó al cantanteExample sentences
- Feeling distinctly sick, he lay back down and focused his eyes, surveying his surroundings.
- Every few metres the cat stopped and twisted its head around, focussing its yellow eyes on me, checking to see if I was still in pursuit.
- I think some of the brain which attends to focussing my eyes may have leaked out.
- For example, in one puzzle you have to focus a telescope, and to do so you have to add or remove 14 lenses.
- I have written about this many times, but modern auto-focus cameras deliver more ‘out of focus’ shots than manually focussed cameras.
- ‘Just look at me,’ says Juergen, focusing the camera.
transitive verb -s- or -ss-
- 1 (adjust focus of)(camera/telescope)to focus something
onsomething/somebodyshe focused her binoculars on the yachtenfocó el yate con los prismáticos
- 2 (concentrate)to focus something (
onsomething)(light/radiation)I can't focus my mind on my work
concentrar algo (
enalgo)no me puedo concentrar en el trabajoI focused attention on the economic problemscentré la atención en los problemas económicosall eyes were focused on hertodas las miradas estaban puestas en ellaExample sentences
- An objective lens focuses the light onto a region approximately 1 mm in diameter and subsequently collects the light returning from the target.
- The eye has a lens, and even ‘film’ (the retina), which detects light focused by the lens.
- In the simple experiment, a converging lens focuses laser light from two pinholes onto two different photodetectors.
- He concentrated, focusing his thoughts on the strange impressions he was receiving.
- According to dharma, or divine law, temple worship is important because it focuses our concentration on God.
- The concentration on punishment damages the national debate by focussing all attention on revenge.
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