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fo·ci

 (fō′sī′, -kī′)
n.
A plural of focus.

fo•cus

(ˈfoʊ kəs)

n., pl. -cus•es, -ci (-sī, -kī), n.
1. a central point, as of attention or activity.
2. a point at which rays of light, heat, or other radiation meet after being refracted or reflected.
3.
a. the focal point of a lens.
b. the focal length of a lens.
c. the clear and sharply defined condition of an image.
d. the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image: out of focus.
4. (of a conic section) a point having the property that the distances from any point on a curve to it and to a fixed line have a constant ratio for all points on the curve.
5. the point of origin of an earthquake.
6. the primary center from which a disease develops or in which it localizes.
v.t.
7. to bring to a focus or into focus: to focus the lens of a camera.
8. to concentrate: to focus one's thoughts.
v.i.
9. to become focused.
[1635–45; < Latin: fireplace, hearth]
fo′cus•a•ble, adj.
References in classic literature ?
To which Don Quixote replied, "She is not of the ancient Roman Curtii, Caii, or Scipios, nor of the modern Colonnas or Orsini, nor of the Moncadas or Requesenes of Catalonia, nor yet of the Rebellas or Villanovas of Valencia; Palafoxes, Nuzas, Rocabertis, Corellas, Lunas, Alagones, Urreas, Foces, or Gurreas of Aragon; Cerdas, Manriques, Mendozas, or Guzmans of Castile; Alencastros, Pallas, or Meneses of Portugal; but she is of those of El Toboso of La Mancha, a lineage that though modern, may furnish a source of gentle blood for the most illustrious families of the ages that are to come, and this let none dispute with me save on the condition that Zerbino placed at the foot of the trophy of Orlando's arms, saying,
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The translated introductory note and excerpt from the first section of Verso la foce that follow give a sense of Celati's compassionate, attentive writing that in attempting to disarm pretense and various guises, exposes how landscapes, however enticing or repulsive, are inescapably entwined with our souls.
As part of the Executive Task Foce, she will help review the association's current standardized forms and make revisions as necessary.
Foce India's German driver Nico Hulkenberg is hoping to continue his strong start when F1 hits the European leg.
Police dogs, armed response vehicles and the foce's helicopter were on the scene as officers spoke to the young man, and cordons were put in place to ensure the public remained at a safe distance.
He alleged the department officials in the city used to harass people and foce them into paying bribes.
Quando il giorno se ne va alla foce all'ultima luce del sole offri il tuo viso.
Hunter Hartman also scored two goals and had an assist for the Generals, who led 4-1 before Tri-Cities rallied to foce overtime.
FANBOY (F) SCRATCHES HEAD, EMITTING CLOWD OF DANDRUFF (G) INTO FACE OF LITTLE SAMMY (H), MAKING HIM SNEEZE, THE FOCE OF WHICH DRIVES PINWHEEL (I), POWERING CONVEYOR (J) WHICH SERVES CAN OF DINTY MOORE BEANS(K) TO JIGGS (L).
However, there is still some leftover foce that needs to be managed.
Alla crescita del porto di Napoli nuoceva poi la mancanza di canali navigabili--che connotava geograficamente i maggiori porti europei, sorti quasi tutti in prossimita della foce di grandi fiumi: Amburgo, Brema, Anversa, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Marsiglia, Genova, etc.