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Focus, noun. 1. An adjustment of . . . distance to make a clear image, as, he brought the camera into focus. 2. Any center of activity, attention, etc.
--In focus. Clear; distinct; sharply defined.
--Out of focus. Indistinct; blurred; not sharply defined.

Focus, verb. 1. To fix on one object or purpose; to concentrate.

Selected definitions of the word "focus" according to Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary (city: publisher, 1979), p. 710.

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Tutsi woman, Rwanda
Casimir Zagourski (1883-1944)
L'Afrique qui disparaÎt! Series 1, no. 90
c. 1931-1937, silver gelatin print
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
National Museum of African Art
Smithsonian Institution

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