misfocus

verb
mis·​fo·​cus | \ ˌmis-ˈfō-kəs How to pronounce misfocus (audio) \
misfocused also misfocussed; misfocusing also misfocussing

Definition of misfocus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive + intransitive

: to focus poorly or improperly misfocus a camera misfocusing their attention on trivial matters

misfocus

noun

Definition of misfocus (Entry 2 of 2)

: inadequate or misdirected focus The main misfocus investors have when it comes to their investment performance is comparing it to a benchmark as the sole factor for success or failure.— Joseph Clark … they are blurred either from misfocus or camera movement, and there is a 1950s grainy quality.— William Meyers

First Known Use of misfocus

Verb

1898, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Misfocus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misfocus. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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