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definition:  the area of greatest concentration, attention, or activity.
example:  Of course, others were involved, but our son was the primary focus of our concern.
example:  The focus of the nature program was the dire situation of the polar bear.
example:  They feel there should be a stronger focus on science in the elementary school curriculum.

intransitive verb
definition:  to concentrate one’s attention or activity (usually followed by “on”).
example:  I have trouble focusing on my work when I’m tired.
example:  The researchers focused on the question of causation.

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