In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
nounPlural focuses, Plural foci
1.1(central point)centro masculineto be the focus of attention — ser el centro de atención
- to become a focus for resentment — convertirse en un foco de resentimiento
- They primarily felt that education is a necessary and central focus for building a strong nation.
- The central and overriding focus of this project is dealing with racism face-to-face.
- Breman's central focus is on the working poor at the bottom of Gujarat's society.
- With respect to the definition of business purpose and business mission, there is only one such focus, one starting point.
- Yet, an authentic transgenerational focus radiating from a cultural lens has been lacking.
- I don't value a more male focus above more female focus.
- Underrepresented middle-school children are the focus of a new optics outreach program.
- Hence, the character of these variables is one central focus of our current research into OS projects.
- The gentleman moved his focus to the intersection between the main and back halls that led to the gardens.
- Angus has composed the motifs in defined coloured areas with no central focus.
- The probability for such an event occurring is only significant at the plane of focus, where photon flux is the highest.
- The focus vanished and the blaster returned to room temperature.
- Their focus was always upon the general rather than the particular.
- The use of collinear beam geometry facilitates the alignment of the overlap of the two foci and ensures high image quality.
- Once you pinpoint your focus, it's time to do more homework about the industries and companies in which you want to find work.
- While Zippy has the attention span of a goldfish, his wife has the focus of an electron microscope.
- As a result, the current focus for tunable lasers is on circuit-switched applications.
- The case story is often the immediate or central focus of the consultation.
- Why has religion been such a central preoccupation and focus of debate in political science over the last 20 years?
- Her entire focus was concentrated on the small object which rested at the exact center of the room, her one and only focal point.
1.2(of storm) centro masculine(of earthquake) epicentro masculine
- It's pretty hard to focus on issues beyond oneself, if the primary focus is the next notch on the bed frame.
- It is clear that New Zealand needs new leadership and a new focus.
- Frequent shifts in the proposed focus of the fund suggest considerable contention behind the scenes.
- Likewise, the securing of ownership of Hearts has been the focus of interest in the Edinburgh club.
- The relationship between spirituality and medicine has been the focus of considerable interest in recent years.
- We believe our evaluation to be rigorously designed, with a defined focus and clear objectives.
- Another reason can be given for the differing focus of Jewish interest in biblical theology.
- We focus on parentage because it is the primary focus of published literature and it is the easiest level of ancestry to understand.
- Let me focus on Islam in particular, since it is so much the focus of current events and thinking.
- The geographic point directly above the focus is called the earthquake epicenter.
- Once you have a clear focus, gather the right team around you to get the job done.
- It was disappointing to see that the focus of her letter concentrated on the negative aspects and did not paint the full picture.
- This result strongly agrees with the upward migration of seismic foci in the volcanic edifice, which has been found to precede recent flank eruptions.
- Creating awareness of other cultures was an important focus of this project.
- But combine it with a programme that lacks a clear focus and Cork's year in the cultural spotlight is already looking shaky.
- It's easiest to focus on hobbies and favorite interests, although food can also be the focus of the basket.
- But if it keeps a clear focus it might achieve a way forward for our embattled province.
- Focus on the other festivities and don't make food the focus of the evening.
- Using the pain in both wrists as a focus, he concentrated his distaste directly on the man before him.
- He concentrated on finding his focus and ignoring everything else as the voice bombarded him with words.
- We keep our focus by concentrating on efforts on the goods and services we are strongest in.
- The RFU's ‘Impact’ strategy will be the focus of all activity to increase participation.
1.3(of disease)foco masculine
- In addition, a microscopic focus of transitional cell carcinoma was seen adjacent to the main tumor.
- The macroscopically apparent thrombosed vessels in case 3 contained tumor emboli and multiple foci of infarction.
- There was extensive embolization to the brain and multiple foci of Aspergillus infection in kidneys and adrenal glands.
- Multiple foci of infection, several millimeters in diameter, were seen in many organs.
- An identifiable focus of primary infection should also be addressed when possible.
2.1(clear visual definition)foco masculineto be in focus — estar enfocado
- to be out of focus — estar fuera de foco
- to bring / get sth into focus — enfocar algo
- let's get our intentions into focus — definamos / precisemos claramente nuestras intenciones
- to come into focus — entrar en foco
- my true feelings are gradually coming into focus — empiezo a ver con claridad lo que realmente siento
- his life lacks focus — no tiene un norte en su vida
- Focus on the subject and keep your finger depressed on the focus lock.
- Focusing is similar to a traditional roof prism binocular with the right ocular adjustable and a center focus knob.
- Focus on the subject and use the focus lock facility of your camera.
- He adjusts the focus of the Carl Zeiss 120 mm macro lens, which allows him to work very close up.
- These lenses adjust their focus with a patient's eye muscles to give them seamless near or distance vision.
- Katsukoii slowly turned a knob, which indicated that she was adjusting the focus.
- The focus can be adjusted slightly in order to sharpen up different parts of the image corresponding to objects at different depths in the scene.
- The microscope has a motorized focus, allowing a minimum step resolution of 25 nm.
- He adjusted the focus of the lamp and watched Clark's face contort.
2.2(attention)atención femininemedia focus has been on … — la atención de la prensa se ha centrado en …
3Physics Mathematicsfoco masculine
- The catenary is the locus of the focus of a parabola rolling along a straight line.
- The focus and directrix of a parabola were considered by Pappus.
- The circumcircle of a triangle formed by three tangents to a parabola, passes through the focus of the parabola.
- A feed system is placed with its phase center at the focus of the parabola.
- Well, he discovered, in the elliptical function, that the Sun was located at one of the two foci of the relevant ellipse.
intransitive verbfocuses, focusing, focused, focussing, focussed
1(camera/instrument/eyes) enfocarto focus on sth/sb
- his eyes were unable to focus on the small print — no podía fijar la vista en la letra pequeña
- the spotlight focused on the singer — el reflector enfocó al cantante
- ‘Best seats in the house,’ he said, looking up and focusing his camera.
- ‘Just look at me,’ says Juergen, focusing the camera.
- My heart is seriously about to beat out of my chest, but I focus my camera before I can change my mind and run out the back door.
- I smiled at the site and focused the camera and snapped a few shots.
- He stopped at the top and focused his camera, snapping a few pictures of the landscape.
- I think some of the brain which attends to focussing my eyes may have leaked out.
- Franklin dug through the spoils, focusing his trained eye and pulling out the impotent mushrooms.
- Sitting down in a chair, I focused my eyes and senses on your face and learnt the lessons of beauty.
- I focused my camera once more, and again, I went unnoticed.
- Coughing, she focussed her eyes straight ahead of her and saw a road.
- This instrument can be focused with a wheel that moves the lens tube in and out.
- She moved closer to the kids and focused her camera.
- She wasn't watching the music video; her eyes were focused inward, deep in thought.
- I focussed my eyes onto each of the signs and grumbled in annoyance.
- Hundreds of people use auto-focus cameras and there are many people who can't focus their cameras anymore.
- I have written about this many times, but modern auto-focus cameras deliver more ‘out of focus’ shots than manually focussed cameras.
- Feeling distinctly sick, he lay back down and focused his eyes, surveying his surroundings.
- It takes a special sort of myopia to focus your eye and see the people who carry out such acts as ‘the oppressed’.
- Kino lay back against the wall of the cave, squinting, rubbing and focusing his eyes to get the blind spots out.
- Generally Brill focuses his rock-steady handheld camera on the faces of the doctors, nurses and Gillies himself.
- Good thing he took the time to focus his video camera on the guy.
- The woman tries to focus her eyes, but turns them away after a second.
- Her body stiffens as she stares at the TV, focusing her eyes, ears, heart and soul on the screen.
- You struggle up in the dark, focusing your eyes in desperation on the digital alarm clock, which tells you that it's 7.30 am.
- As sales on both sides of the Atlantic in early June revealed, a good provenance works wonders in focussing a collector's eye.
- For example, in one puzzle you have to focus a telescope, and to do so you have to add or remove 14 lenses.
- Using a remote PC, the operator illuminates the target, focuses the camera, and selects the appropriate analytical tools.
- I focused my Alpha's cameras in on some of the stuff.
- With ears pricked, eyes were focused just two days later for Minstermen watchers of BBC's less sedate They Think It's All Over.
- Every few metres the cat stopped and twisted its head around, focussing its yellow eyes on me, checking to see if I was still in pursuit.
- His eyes were focussed somewhere off in the deepening gloom.
- I believe the Shuttle cameras focus everything from a few inches away until infinity.
- We went through the business of focussing the camera, and then gave her the portrait and took the 6d.
- It was difficult to focus her eyes, but she saw that he was gazing intently into them.
- By then, Kentou was watching it too, trying to focus his eyes onto the blurred shape, trying to make out the features of the body.
- Arbus focused her camera and triggered the shutter.
- I had focused my eyes, like staring through glass at something I wasn't worthy of having.
- Josie's eyes weren't focussed, she wasn't even blinking.
- So I focused the camera towards Em, and asked her questions.
- He likened this to the chances that an out-of-focus microscope could be focused by small vs. large random adjustments.
2to focus on sth/sb — centrarse en algo/algn
transitive verbfocuses, focusing, focused, focussing, focussed
1(adjust focus of)(camera/telescope) enfocarto focus sth on sth/sb
- she focused her binoculars on the yacht — enfocó el yate con los prismáticos
2(concentrate)concentrarto focus sth (on sth) — concentrar algo (en algo)
- I can't focus my mind on my work — no me puedo concentrar en el trabajo
- I focused attention on the economic problems — centré la atención en los problemas económicos
- all eyes were focused on her — todas las miradas estaban puestas en ella
- Because the zone plate focuses to a point, it must match the focal length of the camera.
- This retrospective focuses entirely on works held in British collections, spanning portraits, still lifes and landscapes.
- Lenses on cameras not only focus the image but they may magnify or diminish the apparent size of a scene.
- Green is the one single colour that focuses directly on the retina, so it's the easiest colour for the eye to see.
- He concentrated, focusing his thoughts on the strange impressions he was receiving.
- A lens focuses this light at the back focal plane of the objective to allow collimation at the sample.
- The two central planks to the strategy focus firstly on retaining existing customers in its core activities of mortgage lending and savings.
- Just like a camera lens, the eye's lens focuses light to form sharp, clear images.
- Humans, indeed all seeing vertebrates, have so-called simple eyes: they have a single lens system, focusing light to form one, continuous image of the outside world.
- First, the overall plot focuses upon the hubris of an upper class that thinks itself above the powers of mortality.
- The long focal length portion of the lens focuses to one fovea for viewing in air; the other short focal length focuses below water.
- These eyes use a single lens to focus images onto a light detector called a retina.
- The first students to work on the cyclotron in the lab setting modified the magnet to better focus the proton beam.
- The images of the stomata were taken with the microscope focused to the narrowest part lower down in the pore.
- The broadband IR beam passes through the sample chamber and is focused by a lens onto a spinning filter wheel.
- The transmitter is physically close to the optical fiber and may even have a lens to focus the light into the fiber.
- According to dharma, or divine law, temple worship is important because it focuses our concentration on God.
- Two of the fighting stances for each character are based on real world martial arts, and the third style focuses solely on weapon-based combat.
- An objective lens focuses the light onto a region approximately 1 mm in diameter and subsequently collects the light returning from the target.
- In the simple experiment, a converging lens focuses laser light from two pinholes onto two different photodetectors.
- The lens stores and then focuses light from the video that you are capturing onto the image sensor located behind it.
- The strategic plan focuses primarily on overall goals of the business and defining the business.
- For example, the close range shield features quick, multiple hits, while the long-range weapon focuses in on powerful blows.
- Materials called photonic crystals have the potential to focus visible light, but may not work as well with microwaves.
- The eye has a lens, and even ‘film’ (the retina), which detects light focused by the lens.
- The concentration on punishment damages the national debate by focussing all attention on revenge.
- In this sense, it can easily be seen how a camera's lens always focuses inward at least as much as it does outward toward the subject of the photographer's gaze.
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