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FOCAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does focal mean? 

FOCAL (adjective)
  The adjective FOCAL has 2 senses:

1. having or localized centrally at a focus
2. of or relating to a focus

  Familiarity information: FOCAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOCAL (adjective)


Sense 1focal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or localized centrally at a focus

Context examples:

focal point / focal infection

Similar:

central (in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area)


Sense 2focal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a focus

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

focal length

Pertainym:

focus (a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges)


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