Definition of into focus
1 : into a state in which things are seen clearly and sharply bringing the binoculars into focus It took him a few seconds after he woke up to bring his eyes into focus.
2 : into a state or condition in which something can be clearly understood She tried to bring the important issues into focus.
Word by Word Definitions
: a point at which rays (as of light, heat, or sound) converge or from which they diverge or appear to diverge
: the point where the geometrical lines or their prolongations conforming to the rays diverging from or converging toward another point intersect and give rise to an image after reflection by a mirror or refraction by a lens or optical system
: a point of convergence (see convergence 1) of a beam of particles (as electrons)
: to bring into focus
: to adjust the focus of (as the eye or a lens)
: to cause to be concentrated
Seen and Heard
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