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  1. a term used to describe a firm's concentration on a single or limited range of business activities. By focusing on a ‘core activity’ the firm is better able to reap the benefits of SPECIALIZATION and access ECONOMIES OF SCALE, increase its MARKET SHARE and concentrate management's attention and capabilities on ‘what they know best’. On the debit side, however, over-specialization may make the firm vulnerable to cyclical and secular downturns in demand while limiting opportunities for achieving long-run growth. See HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION, COMPETITIVE STRATEGY. Contrast DIVERSIFICATION.
  2. a means of organizing production. See PRODUCT-FOCUSED LAYOUT.
  3. a means of conducting market research by the use of ‘focus groups’. See MARKETING INTELLIGENCE.
  4. competing in (‘targeting’) one MARKET SEGMENT only (also known as niche targeting or marketing.) See CONCENTRATED MARKETING or TARGETING STRATEGY, DIFFERENTIATED MARKETING or TARGETING STRATEGY.

focus

a term used to describe a firm's concentration on a single or limited range of business activities. By focusing on a ‘core activity’, the firm is better able to reap the benefits of SPECIALIZATION and access ECONOMIES OF SCALE, increase its MARKET SHARE and concentrate management's attention and capabilities on ‘what they know best’. On the debit side, however, over-specialization may make the firm vulnerable to cyclical and secular downturns in demand while limiting opportunities for achieving long-run growth. See HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION, DIVERSIFICATION.
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I conclude that waar is focusable, and that Merchant's deletion account does not handle the Dutch cases adequately.
The thermometers have precise, narrow field of view and continuously focusable optics with through-the-lens sighting for accurate sample point selection.
Calculation of % of stromal fat: Stromal fat was determined with the aid of net micrometer of 20x20 squares (400 points) (Fig no 10) in a 10 x focusable wide field eye piece of binocular microscope using a 4x objective, similar to the point counting method by Weibel E.R.(1973) (6) The percentage of stromal fat was calculated as per number of points on fat divided by number of points on parenchyma or interstitial tissue.
The kit also comes with a long range focusable IR 850nm illuminator.
While similar gain values were obtained within the measured linear range (2-5 D), the OMT extended the zone of the focusable region beyond 5 D.
A laser tool consisting of a focusable laser pointer and its adapter is rigidly attached to the end-effector of the robot.
Several applications in engineering and medicine may benefit from a low frequency magnetic field that is focusable in a large air gap between magnetic poles.
This recent development transitions LEDs from a rough, open-face source often used for a wash or key light, to a more flexible, focusable light.
An IR illuminator is also available: it has an output of less than 150 mW and being electronically focusable its divergence varies between 5 and 100 mrad, its maximum range being 1,000 metres.
The focusable Bertrand lens placed on the stand is linked to the analyzer, allowing operating convenience and error-free use.