Focus, FOCUS, or foci may refer to:

In science, mathematics or computing:

  • Focus (cognitive process), selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things
  • Focus (computing), which of a number of GUI elements currently accepts keyboard input
  • Focus (optics), a point toward which light rays are made to converge
  • Focus (linguistics), a concept referring to the way information in one phrase relates to information that has come before
  • Focus (earthquake), an earthquake's underground point of origin or hypocenter
  • FOCUS, a database reporting program
  • FOCUS (hardware), a CPU architecture
  • Helicon Focus, an image software program
  • Focus (geometry), a focus of a conic section
  • Samsung Focus, a smartphone manufactured by Samsung which runs Microsoft Windows Phone

In music:

  • Focus (Stan Getz album), 1961 jazz album
  • Focus (Cynic album), 1993 metal album
  • Focus (band), 1970s Dutch band
  • Bernard "Focus..." Edwards, Jr., a U.S. music producer
  • "Focus", a song by John Reuben
  • "Focus", a song by Joe Budden

In writing:

  • Focus (encyclopedia), a Swedish language encyclopedia
  • Focus (German magazine), a German weekly news magazine
  • Focus (Italian magazine), an Italian magazine
  • Focus (Polish magazine), a Polish magazine
  • Focus (Christian magazine), a Christian magazine
  • Focus (novel), a 1945 novel by Arthur Miller
    • Focus (film), a 2002 film of the novel
  • BBC Focus, a monthly science and technology magazine

In cinema:

  • Focus (film), a 2002 film

Other meanings:

  • AGM-87 Focus, a U.S. Navy air-to-surface missile
  • Focus Bikes, a German bicycle manufacturer
  • Ford Focus (international), international model of Ford Focus automobile
  • Ford Focus (North America), North American model of Ford Focus automobile
  • Focus (board game), an abstract strategy game
  • Focus group, a form of qualitative research in which a group of people are asked about their attitude towards a product, service, concept, advertisement, idea, or packaging
  • Focus mitt, a padded target attached to a glove and usually used in training boxers and other combat athletes
  • Operation Focus, the Israeli name for the attack against the Egyptian Air Force in the Six-Day War
  • Focus, in Final Fantasy XIII, a task given to L'Cie to grant eternal life upon completion, or the life of a mindless Cieth on failure
  • Foci, Hungarian word for association football

Company and organizations:

  • Focus (DIY), a UK chain of do-it-yourself stores
  •, a business social networking platform
  • FOCUS Brands, American restaurant franchiser and operator
  • Focus Features, the art house films division of NBC Universal's Universal Studios
  • Focus Films, U.K. independent film producer
  • FOR Organizing Committee of the United States, an American post-Trotskyist group, known as FOCUS
  • Focus Humanitarian Assistance, an international emergency relief organization
  • Focus Ireland, Irish nonprofit organization providing services for homeless people
  • FOCUS Program, a voluntary study program at numerous American universities
  • Fellowship of Catholic University Students
  • Focus Software, former name of Zemax Development Corporation, a maker of optical design software
  • The Focus Group (Business), a UK-based apparel company
  • Focus Home Interactive, a French publisher of computer games
  • Families OverComing Under Stress, a stress management program
  • FOCUS, a Photography Society of DPS Dwarka, New Delhi

Other articles related to "focus":

Fellowship Of Christians In Universities And Schools - Organization - Regional
... In FOCUS' nine areas, staff and volunteers coordinate school meetings, retreats and special programs ... For example, FOCUS's Boarding School Ministry is an outreach geared to the specific needs and opportunities of the boarding schools, and FOCUS's New York City region is ...
Fellowship Of Christians In Universities And Schools - Organization - National
... FOCUS is a national organization that supports programs for independent school students and faculty ... FOCUS invites scholars, artists, ministers, and professionals to address students and faculty so that they may investigate a life of faith, and grow both as ... FOCUS' national office is located in New Canaan, CT ...
Benaki Museum - Athens Campus - 2000 Re-opening
... It is also unique in that it does not focus on nationalism but rather recognizes and celebrates the foreign influences on Greek culture ... director, Angelos Delivorrias, came up with the idea to re-focus the museum and its exhibits in 1973, it was more than 25 years later that he was able to make this a new reality ... porcelain with painting to other locations so that the main museum in Athens would focus solely on Greece ...
Ilokano Verb - Focus - Instrumental Focus: Pag-
... The basic sense of the instrumental focus is to use something for accomplishing the root's meaning it is the tool of the root ...
Foxsports - Americans in Focus
... In 2008, FSN launched a public service initiative called Americans in Focus, with the sponsorship support of Farmers Insurance ... Americans in Focus launched in February 2008 for Black History Month and continued all through September and October for Hispanic Heritage Month ... Focus returned in February 2009 for Black History Month, then again in March 2009 for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ...

Famous quotes containing the word focus:

    If your child is going to develop a healthy personality with the capacity to remain intact and grow, she must learn how to test reality, regulate her impulses, stabilize her moods, integrate her feelings and actions, focus her concentration and plan.
    Stanley I. Greenspan (20th century)

    When Western people train the mind, the focus is generally on the left hemisphere of the cortex, which is the portion of the brain that is concerned with words and numbers. We enhance the logical, bounded, linear functions of the mind. In the East, exercises of this sort are for the purpose of getting in tune with the unconscious—to get rid of boundaries, not to create them.
    Edward T. Hall (b. 1914)

    If we focus mostly on how we might have been partly or wholly to blame for what might have been less than a perfect, problem- free childhood, our guilt will overwhelm their pain. It becomes a story about us, not them. . . . When we listen, accept, and acknowledge, we feel regret instead, which is simply guilt without neurosis.
    Jane Adams (20th century)