Definition of Focalize

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

Exact synonyms: Focalise, 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, Focalise, 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: Focalise, 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: Focalise, Focus, Sharpen
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Specialized synonyms: Refocus
Causes: Focalise, Focus
Derivative terms: Focalisation, Focalization, Focus, Focusing
Antonyms: Blur
Also: Focus On

Definition of Focalize

1. v. t. To bring to a focus; to focus; to concentrate.

Definition of Focalize

1. Verb. To focus, or to adjust a focus ¹

2. Verb. To sharpen an image by focusing ¹

3. Verb. To concentrate on a particular location; to localize ¹

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Definition of Focalize

1. to focus [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES] - See also: focus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Focalize

focal reaction
focal sclerosing glomerulopathy
focal sclerosis
focal sclerosis with hyalinosis
focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
focal seizure
focal spot
focal spot size
focalize (current term)
focus-forming unit

Literary usage of Focalize

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

1. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1915)
"The next step is developing or obtaining voice and in this try above all else to keep the voice soft; sacrifice strength rather than quality, and focalize ..."

2. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"focalize until a sharp image is produced and substitute the ring diaphragm /" for the previously used iris and note any change in the image. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration (1905)
"William Randal Cremer, a member of the English Parliament, twenty years ago felt that there was an opportunity in that Parliament to focalize this sentiment ..."

4. The People's Bible: Discourses Upon Holy Scripture by Joseph Parker (1887)
"Away, literalists and word-mongers, and text-quoters, unless they have in them the spirit which sees how lines converge and focalize, and how scattered ..."

5. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1870)
"Central pencils focalize nearer the surface, ... The red rays in a vertical plane cut each other or focalize farther from the surface than the rays in a ..."

6. An Elementary Manual of Physiology for Colleges, Schools of Nursing, of by Russell Burton-Opitz (1922)
"Contrariwise, an eye which is unable to focalize the rays of light precisely upon the retina, ... A flat lens is employed to focalize distant objects. ..."

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