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NOUN (3)

1. a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges;
[syn: focus, focal point]

2. a central point or locus of an infection in an organism;
- Example: "the focus of infection"
[syn: focus, focal point, nidus]

3. the concentration of attention or energy on something;
- Example: "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"
- Example: "he had no direction in his life"
[syn: focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centering]

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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

focal point n 1: a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges [syn: focus, focal point] 2: a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection" [syn: focus, focal point, nidus] 3: the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life" [syn: focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centering]