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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]


Having or localized centrally at a focus

Context examples:

focal point / focal infection


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

Sense 2focal [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to a focus

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

focal length


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

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