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multifocal

[muhl-tee-foh-kuh l, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈfoʊ kəl, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
adjective
1.
having several focuses.
2.
(of an eyeglass lens) having several focusing areas that correct for both nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Origin of multifocal
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; multi- + focal
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multifocal in Medicine

multifocal mul·ti·fo·cal (mŭl'tĭ-fō'kəl)
adj.
Relating to or arising from many foci.

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