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focus

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • in the 19th century Paris was the focus of the art world

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2 a guiding or motivating purpose or principle
  • a wildlife conservation organization that seems to have lost its focus

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focus

verb

Synonyms of focus (Entry 2 of 2)

to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective
  • try to focus your attention on the task at hand

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The first known use of focus was in 1664

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“Focus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/focus. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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