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focus

  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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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.
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.
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.
The range offers a unique array of features such as user-defined, focusable green or red beam for extra long range; single and dual beam lasers; line generator optics; beam splitter optics; and intrinsically safe lasers for use in explosive areas.
The focusable Bertrand lens placed on the stand is linked to the analyzer, allowing operating convenience and error-free use.
But it is to suggest that to be effective when and where it is needed--which frequently will not be predictable long in advance--US military power has to be flexibly focusable for immediate deterrence.
The LED is placed in a focusable angle-hood reflector setting.
While not a power-house light at 40 lumens, the less than two ounce weight, laser/light option and focusable light beam gives it a lot of versatility.
Among them is a solarpowered system that uses focusable mirrors to track the sun and channel light into fiber-optic spotlights, which illuminate a hanging art glass sculpture in the lobby.
The shaft can bent up to a three inch radius, yet maintains its shape and the eyepiece is focusable to within 0.