A particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.
A technique of combining different elements to emphasize a focal point or focal area by stressing the differences in the elements. See the Composition and Design Forum.
the stress placed on a single area of a work or a unifying visual theme.
The use of a different type style in order to highlight a word or phrase and add stress or importance to it. Emphasis is often added by the adoption of a bold, italic, underlined, or small caps typeface. See also BOLDFACE HIGHLIGHT ITALIC SMALL CAPS UNDERLINE
a special attention given to, or extra importance attached to, something; as, a guided tour of Egypt with emphasis on the monuments along the Nile.
A change in a slide part that draws attention to it after it is revealed. Examples: change of color, change of size, blinking, spinning
A principle of design by which the artist or designer may use opposing sizes or shapes, contrasting colors, or other means to place greater attention on certain areas or objects in a work of art.
in advertising design and layout, the principle related to making one element of the advertisement, such as the headline or an illustration, more prominent that the other elements as a means to get the reader's attention to focus on that element. See balance, contrast, flow, gaze motion, harmony, and unity.
A designated group of courses within a degree program that provides students increased exposure directed toward their major area of study.
Designated educational goal of a teaching credential candidate; either elementary (Liberal Studies) or secondary (approved single subjects).
A grouping of related courses within a major.
a focused area of study that may be offered as a track within a department's degree program, or as an optional interdisciplinary addition to an existing graduate degree program in one or more departments
something to which great importance is attached; as, the need for increased spending on education was the emphasis of his speech.
A principal of design that refers to the use of areas that lead the eye from one part to another and then to the most important part of a composition.
principle of design that uses a concentration of interest in particular part or area of a design.
special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents"