Focalize Fo"cal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Focalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Focalizing}.] To bring to a focus; to focus; to concentrate. [1913 Webster]

Light is focalized in the eye, sound in the ear. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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  • focalize — index concentrate (consolidate), converge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • focalize — (Amer.) fo·cal·ize || fəʊkÉ™laɪz v. bring to a focus; come to focus; focus; cause to be focused; concentrate, collect in one place; confine to a particular place (also focalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • focalize — [fō′kəl īz΄] vt., vi. focalized, focalizing 1. to adjust or become adjusted to a focus 2. Med. to limit or be limited to a small area; localize: said of an infection focalization n …   English World dictionary

  • focalize — fo·cal·ize or Brit fo·cal·ise fō kə .līz vb, ized or Brit ised; iz·ing or Brit is·ing vt to confine to a limited area <the ability to focalize a coccidioidal infection (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.)> vi to become confined to a limited area… …   Medical dictionary

  • focalize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1845 transitive verb 1. to bring to a focus 2. localize intransitive verb 1. to come to a focus ; concentrate 2. localize • focalization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • focalize — focalization, n. /foh keuh luyz /, v.t., v.i., focalized, focalizing. 1. to bring or come to a focus. 2. to localize. Also, esp. Brit., focalise. [1835 45; FOCAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • focalize — verb a) To focus, or to adjust a focus b) To sharpen an image by focusing …   Wiktionary

  • Focalize — Фокусировать, наводить на резкость, помещать в фокусе …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • focalize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To direct toward a common center: center, channel, concentrate, converge, focus. See EDGE …   English dictionary for students

  • focalize — fo·cal·ize …   English syllables

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