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1 Focus (something), in particular:
- ‘One of the biggest issues in bringing down the price has been working to focalize the laser using power efficiently.’
- ‘Its effects are importantly focalized through Breeze.’
- ‘Counting the more weakly focalizing zoom ins would have made the margin even greater.’
- ‘But now we are trying to focalise on our true identity.’
- 1.1 (in literary theory) provide an internal focus for (a text).
- ‘As in ‘Pat and Pan,’ the story is also focalized through the child, and the child once again has the last word: ‘I never be good girl, but perhaps I be good boy’.’
- ‘Narration may focalize events from the time at which they occurred, from shortly afterwards, or from long afterwards.’
- ‘By focalising a narrative entirely through a character's perspective, there is no apparent mediating presence between story and narration.’
- ‘The story is, to use a term developed by the theorists of narrative Mieke Bal and Gérard Genette, focalized through her.’
- ‘Crucially, Crane chooses to focalize the departing train through hoboes: ‘three men, still hungry on the tracks.’’
- 1.2Medicine Confine (a disease or infection) to a particular site in the body.
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