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).


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