focussed
focused focused adj. [Also spelled {focussed}.] 1. being in focus or brought into focus; clearly delineated; -- of an image. Opposite of {unfocused}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. converging on a point; -- of light rays; as, focused light rays can set something afire. [WordNet 1.5]

3. concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose.

Syn: centered, centred, centralized. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • focussed — adj. 1. same as {focused} (in all senses). Syn: focused. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • focussed — fo|cussed BrE focused AmE [ˈfəukəst US ˈfou ] adj paying careful attention to what you are doing, in a way that shows you are determined to succeed ▪ I ve got to stay focussed if I want to win this competition …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • focussed — un·focussed; …   English syllables

  • focussed — fo|cussed [ foukəst ] another spelling of focused …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • focussed — see focused …   English dictionary

  • focussed — adj. brought to a focus; brought into focus, made clear; centered, concentrating (i.e. on a task) fo·cus || fəʊkÉ™s n. center, hub; area in a dialog box which receives input (Computers) v. adjust the focus of; make clear, bring into focus;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • focussed — BrE, focused AmE adjective paying careful attention to what you are doing, in a way that shows you are determined to succeed: This year she s a much more focused player …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • focussed — UK [ˈfəʊkəst] / US [ˈfoʊkəst] focused …   English dictionary

  • focussed — adjective 1. being in focus or brought into focus • Syn: ↑focused • Ant: ↑unfocused (for: ↑focused) 2. (of light rays) converging on a point focused light rays can set something afire …   Useful english dictionary

  • focused vs unfocused focussed — adjusted adjusted adj. 1. 1 accommodated to certain requirements Syn: regulated [WordNet 1.5] 2. 1 having become accustomed [to surroundings, a situation. etc.] [Narrower terms: {oriented (vs. unoriented), orientated ] Syn: familiarized [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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