Translation of focus in Spanish:

focus

centro, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfəʊkəs//ˈfoʊkəs/

noun

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    • 1.1(central point)

      centro masculine
      to 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

    • 2.1(clear visual definition)

      foco masculine
      to 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 feminine
      media focus has been on … la atención de la prensa se ha centrado en …

  • 3

    Physics Mathematics
    foco 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 verb

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    (camera/instrument/eyes) enfocar
    to 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.
  • 2

    to focus on sth/sb centrarse en algo/algn

transitive verb

  • 1

    (adjust focus of)
    (camera/telescope) enfocar
    to focus sth on sth/sb
    • she focused her binoculars on the yacht enfocó el yate con los prismáticos
  • 2

    (concentrate)
    concentrar
    to 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.