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

Famous quotes containing the word focus:

    No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women.... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)

    It’s sad but true that if you focus your attention on housework and meal preparation and diapers, raising children does start to look like drudgery pretty quickly. On the other hand, if you see yourself as nothing less than your child’s nurturer, role model, teacher, spiritual guide, and mentor, your days take on a very different cast.
    Joyce Maynard (20th century)

    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)