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focus

Julia Cresswell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547920
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727801
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[M17th]

In Latin focus meant ‘hearth, fireplace’, and the optical sense of ‘the burning point of a lens’, the point

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Subjects: History of English

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