foco


foco
m.
1 center, focal point (centro).
un foco de infecciones a source of infection
un foco de rebelión/intrigas a hotbed of rebellion/intrigue
un foco de miseria a severely deprived area
2 spotlight (lámpara) (para un punto).
3 focus (physics & geometry).
4 light bulb. (Andean Spanish (Bolivia, Chilean Spanish , Colombia, Ecuador, Peru), Mexican Spanish)
5 street light. (Latin American Spanish)
6 (car) headlight. (Latin American Spanish)
7 core.
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foco
nombre masculino
1 (centro) centre (US center), focal point
2 (en física) focus
3 (lámpara) spotlight, floodlight
4 figurado (lugar) centre (US center)
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FRASEOLOGÍA
foco de atención focus of attention
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noun m.
1) focus
2) spotlight
3) center
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SM
1) (Mat, Med, Fís) focus

estar fuera de foco — LAm to be out of focus

2) (=centro) focal point, centre, center (EEUU); (=fuente) source; [de incendio] seat

un foco de infección — a source of infection

3) (Elec) [en monumento, estadio] floodlight; [en teatro] spotlight; LAm (=bombilla) light bulb; (Aut) headlamp
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masculino
1)
a) (Fís, Fot, Mat) focus

fuera de foco — (AmL) out of focus

b) (centro, núcleo) focus

fue el foco de todas las miradas — everybody's eyes were focused on him

c) (de incendio) seat
2)
a) (Cin, Teatr) (reflector) spotlight
b) (AmL) (Auto) light
c) (Ec, Méx, Per) (de lámpara) light bulb

se me/le prendió el foco — (Méx fam) I/she had a bright idea o (AmE) a brainstorm (colloq)

d) (AmC) (linterna) flashlight (AmE), torch (BrE)
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= focus, focus [foci, -pl.], display spotlight, spotlight, focal point, hotbed, searchlight, floodlight, flood lamp.
Ex. The lens is of universal focus, down to any distance accommodated by the unaided eye, simply because it is of short focal length.
Ex. Once organised into facets, the single concepts that have previously been referred to as isolates, become known as foci (singular focus).
Ex. Plenty of light, with a display spotlight if possible, should illuminate the exhibition (a number of inexpensive, safe little spotlights intended for the job are now on the market).
Ex. Plenty of light, with a display spotlight if possible, should illuminate the exhibition (a number of inexpensive, safe little spotlights intended for the job are now on the market).
Ex. The library needs to be developed as the focal point of the community, a place where the public can drop in for all kinds of activities, not necessarily book-related or 'cultural'.
Ex. One of the most common misconceptions and criticisms held by the general public concerning universities is that they are hotbeds of radicalism, alcoholism, and sexism.
Ex. The author describes, assesses and illustrates 216 sites which range from airfields and blockhouses, to searchlights and pillboxes, dating from the 16th c. to 1945.
Ex. Attendance is significantly higher when the game is played in the evening under floodlights.
Ex. Intensity levels for flood lamps is relatively low because the energy is spread over a large area.
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* en el foco de atención = in the spotlight.
* foco de atracción de turistas = honeypot.
* foco de interés = focus of interest, focus of concern, focus of attention.
* foco de población = population centre.
* foco de resistencia = pocket of resistance.
* foco reflector = floodlight.
* iluminar con focos = floodlight.
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masculino
1)
a) (Fís, Fot, Mat) focus

fuera de foco — (AmL) out of focus

b) (centro, núcleo) focus

fue el foco de todas las miradas — everybody's eyes were focused on him

c) (de incendio) seat
2)
a) (Cin, Teatr) (reflector) spotlight
b) (AmL) (Auto) light
c) (Ec, Méx, Per) (de lámpara) light bulb

se me/le prendió el foco — (Méx fam) I/she had a bright idea o (AmE) a brainstorm (colloq)

d) (AmC) (linterna) flashlight (AmE), torch (BrE)
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= focus, focus [foci, -pl.], display spotlight, spotlight, focal point, hotbed, searchlight, floodlight, flood lamp.

Ex: The lens is of universal focus, down to any distance accommodated by the unaided eye, simply because it is of short focal length.

Ex: Once organised into facets, the single concepts that have previously been referred to as isolates, become known as foci (singular focus).
Ex: Plenty of light, with a display spotlight if possible, should illuminate the exhibition (a number of inexpensive, safe little spotlights intended for the job are now on the market).
Ex: Plenty of light, with a display spotlight if possible, should illuminate the exhibition (a number of inexpensive, safe little spotlights intended for the job are now on the market).
Ex: The library needs to be developed as the focal point of the community, a place where the public can drop in for all kinds of activities, not necessarily book-related or 'cultural'.
Ex: One of the most common misconceptions and criticisms held by the general public concerning universities is that they are hotbeds of radicalism, alcoholism, and sexism.
Ex: The author describes, assesses and illustrates 216 sites which range from airfields and blockhouses, to searchlights and pillboxes, dating from the 16th c. to 1945.
Ex: Attendance is significantly higher when the game is played in the evening under floodlights.
Ex: Intensity levels for flood lamps is relatively low because the energy is spread over a large area.
* en el foco de atención = in the spotlight.
* foco de atracción de turistas = honeypot.
* foco de interés = focus of interest, focus of concern, focus of attention.
* foco de población = population centre.
* foco de resistencia = pocket of resistance.
* foco reflector = floodlight.
* iluminar con focos = floodlight.

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foco
masculine
A
1 (Fís, Fot, Mat) focus
la foto/la imagen está fuera de foco (AmL); the photo/picture is out of focus
sentirse fuera de foco (Chi fam); to feel out of place
2 (centro, núcleo) focus
foco de infección source of infection
el foco de atención the focus of attention
fue el foco de las miradas de todo el mundo everybody's eyes were focused on him
B
1 (Cin, Teatr) (reflector) spotlight; (en un estadio, monumento) floodlight
2 (AmL) (Auto) light
3 (Ec, Méx, Per) (bombilla) light bulb
se me/le prendió el foco (Méx fam); I/she had a bright idea o a brain wave o (AmE) a brainstorm (colloq)
4 (AmC) (linterna) flashlight (AmE), torch (BrE)
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foco sustantivo masculino
1
a) (Fís, Fot, Mat) focus

b) (centro, núcleo) focus;

fue el foco de todas las miradas everybody's eyes were focused on him

c) (de incendio) seat

2
a) (reflector) (Cin, Teatr) spotlight;

(en estadio, monumento) floodlight
b) (AmL) (Auto) light

c) (Ec, Méx, Per) (de lámpara) light bulb

d) (AmC) (linterna) flashlight (AmE), torch (BrE)

foco sustantivo masculino
1 (lámpara potente) spotlight, floodlight
2 (núcleo, centro) centre, US center, focal point
3 LAm (bombilla) (electric light) bulb
(de automóvil) (car) headlight
(de la calle) street light
'foco' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
brillo
- luz
- núcleo
- proyector
- reflector
- reflectora
- sombra
English:
floodlight
- focus
- source
- spotlight
- bulb
- focal
- shift
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foco nm
1. [centro] centre, focal point;
[de epidemia] source, breeding ground;
un foco de miseria a severely deprived area;
un foco de infecciones a source of infection;
un foco cultural a cultural centre;
el foco de atención the centre of attention
2. [lámpara] [para un punto] spotlight;
[para una zona] floodlight
3. Geom focus
4. Fot [enfoque] focus;
fuera de foco [desenfocado] out of focus;
tiene el foco estropeado the focus doesn't work
5. Andes, Méx [bombilla] light bulb
6. Am [farola] streetlamp, streetlight
7. Am Aut (car) headlight
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foco
m
1 MAT, FÍS focus
2 de infección center, Br
centre, focus; de incendio seat
3 de auto headlight; de calle streetlight; TEA, TV spotlight; L.Am. (bombilla) lightbulb
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foco nm
1) : focus
2) : center, pocket
3) : lightbulb
4) : spotlight
5) : headlight
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foco n
1. (en general) focus [pl. focuses o foci]
el foco de atención the focus of attention
2. (luz de teatro) spotlight
3. (luz de estadio) floodlight

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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