into focus

Definition of into focus

  1. 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. 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

  1. :  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)

  1. :  to bring into focus

    :  to adjust the focus of (as the eye or a lens)

    :  to cause to be concentrated

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up into focus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


clearly seen through or understood

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