overfocus

verb
over·​fo·​cus | \ ˌō-vər-ˈfō-kəs How to pronounce overfocus (audio) \
overfocused; overfocusing

Definition of overfocus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to focus (something) or to become focused to an excessive degree: such as
a intransitive : to concentrate too much attention or effort So, as the worrier overfocuses on all the ways that something could go wrong, worry ultimately heightens a sense of danger.— Sheila Achar Josephs
b transitive : to adjust (a lens) past the point at which an image is perfectly focused overfocused the camera lens But the chameleon's cornea, Schaeffel discovered, overfocuses the image.Discover

overfocus

noun

Definition of overfocus (Entry 2 of 2)

: an excessive or unnecessary degree of focus Behavioral therapy can be very helpful … to control overfocus on work or social issues.— Wes Burgess Our overfocus on relationships leads us to demand too much of intimacy.— Geraldine K. Piorkowski

First Known Use of overfocus

Verb

1881, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1906, in the meaning defined above

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