Focused - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfoʊkəst|  American pronunciation of the word focused
Brit.  |ˈfəʊkəst|  British pronunciation of the word focused
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto focus
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto focus

adjective

- (of light rays) converging on a point(syn: focussed)

focused light rays can set something afire

- of an optical system (e.g. eye or opera glasses) adjusted to produce a clear image

Examples

He's successful, but he feels that his life lacks focus.

His life lacks a focus.

She has an amazing ability to focus for hours at a time.

I wasn't able to focus the camera.

I wasn't able to get the camera to focus.

focused light rays can set something afire

I can't concentrate: my mind is always wandering and I can't keep it focused on anything.

The class focused on the great religious leaders of the last century.

We focused our attention on this particular poem.

After the war, the government focused on its own domestic affairs.

The company's corporate culture is focused on increasing profits.

Each candidate is focused on raising more money than the opposition.

His eyes narrowed as he focused on the words in front of him.

...the whole contexture of Las Vegas is focused on escapism...

...ignored the jeers of the other team's fans and just focused on making her free throw shot...

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