There are 2 translations of focus in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊkəs/

n (pl -cuses or, foci /ˈfəʊsaɪ/)

  • 1 u 1.1 [Opt] [Phot] foco (m) to be in focus estar* enfocado to be out of focus estar* desenfocado, estar* fuera de foco (AmL) to bring o get sth into focus enfocar* algo let's get our intentions into focus definamos or precisemos claramente nuestras intenciones to come into focus [picture] entrar en foco my true feelings are gradually coming into focus empiezo a ver con claridad lo que realmente siento his life lacks focus no tiene un norte en su vida
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (attention) atención (f) media focus has been on … la atención de la prensa se ha centrado en …
  • 2 c 2.1 (central point) centro (m) to be the focus of attention ser* el centro de atención to become a focus for resentment convertirse* en un foco de resentimiento 2.2 (of storm) centro (m); (of earthquake) epicentro (m)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    2.3 (of disease) foco (m)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 c [Phys] [Math] foco (m)
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of focus in Spanish:


vt (-s- or, -ss-)

  • 1.1 [Opt] [Phot] [camera/telescope] enfocar*to focus sth on sth/sb she focused her binoculars on the yacht enfocó el yate con los prismáticos
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    • 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.
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    • These scatter the sun's rays, and prevent them from being focused together into a single bright point.
    • In narrow inlets and coves, the wave can become focused or amplified, reaching tens of metres in height.
    • Because gamma rays are hard to focus into sharp images, the science team then used the X-ray telescope on Swift to determine a precise location.
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    • When a lens system optimally focuses an incoming ray bundle, the spread of passed wavelengths is in focus at a range of points in front of, on, and behind the sensor focal plane.
    • When a lens is used to focus the sun's rays onto a piece of paper the distance of the paper from the lens is called the focal length.
    • And they were used for starting fires by focusing the rays of the sun.
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    • It works like your grappling hook did, but instead of string, it uses gravity focused into a ‘beam’ to connect it.
    • In that time, the energy had focused and spiked beyond what I have ever felt before.
    • Normally a light beam will focus to a point no smaller than about the size of the light's wavelength.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (concentrate) to focus sth (on sth) [light/radiation] concentrar algo (en algo) I can't focus my mind on my work no me puedo concentrar en el trabajo I focused attention on the economic problems centré la atención en los problemas económicos all eyes were focused on her todas las miradas estaban puestas en ella
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    • 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.

vi (-s- or, -ss-)

  • 1.1 [camera/instrument/eyes] enfocar*to focus on sth/sb his eyes were unable to focus on the small print no podía fijar la vista en la letra pequeña the spotlight focused on the singer el reflector enfocó al cantante 1.2 [lecturer/chapter/attention]to focus on sth/sb centrarse en algo/algn
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    • 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.

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