Definition of Focalise

1. Verb. Concentrate on a particular place or spot. "The infection has localized in the left eye"

Exact synonyms: Focalize, Localise, Localize
Generic synonyms: Lie
Derivative terms: Focalisation, Focalization

2. Verb. Bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions.
Exact synonyms: Concenter, Concentre, Focalize, Focus
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Align, Aline, Line Up
Specialized synonyms: Refocus
Derivative terms: Focalisation, Focalization, Focus, Focus, Focusing

3. Verb. Become focussed or come into focus. "The light focused"
Exact synonyms: Focalize, Focus
Generic synonyms: Adapt, Adjust, Conform
Derivative terms: Focalisation, Focalization, Focus, Focusing
Antonyms: Blur

4. Verb. Put (an image) into focus. "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
Exact synonyms: Focalize, Focus, Sharpen
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Specialized synonyms: Refocus
Causes: Focalize, Focus
Derivative terms: Focalisation, Focalization, Focus, Focusing
Antonyms: Blur
Also: Focus On

Definition of Focalise

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of focalize) ¹

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Definition of Focalise

1. to focalize [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES] - See also: focalize

Lexicographical Neighbors of Focalise

focal nephritis
focal nodular hyperplasia
focal plane
focal point
focal points
focal ratio
focal reaction
focal sclerosing glomerulopathy
focal sclerosis
focal sclerosis with hyalinosis
focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
focal seizure
focal spot
focal spot size
focalise (current term)

Literary usage of Focalise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bookman (1897)
"... work to what you have undertaken, do not attempt to discuss all history in handling the span of a man's life, circumscribe, differentiate, focalise. ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"... after all, has done nothing more than focalise the national tendency, or form a centre about which the ideas and tendencies of an epoch may crystallise. ..."

3. Psychology; an Introductory Study of the Structure and Function of Human by James Rowland Angell (1908)
"It is the psychical device by which we are enabled consciously to focalise upon our acts the lessons of our previous relevant experiences, and through which ..."

4. Aristocracy and Evolution: A Study of the Rights, the Origin, and the Social by William Hurrell Mallock (1898)
"... just as a lens is essential to the photographer's camera though its function is solely to focalise, not to colour, the rays transmitted by it. ..."

5. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"Proper display is not an art but science as well and it ia undoubtedly the first essential step to focalise human attention upon the ..."

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