confocal

[ kon-foh-kuh l ]
/ kɒnˈfoʊ kəl /

adjective Mathematics.

having the same focus or foci.

Nearby words

  1. conflictual,
  2. confluence,
  3. confluence of sinuses,
  4. confluent,
  5. confluent and reticulate papillomatosis,
  6. confocal microscope,
  7. conform,
  8. conformable,
  9. conformal,
  10. conformal projection

Origin of confocal

First recorded in 1865–70; con- + focal

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British Dictionary definitions for confocal

confocal

/ (kɒnˈfəʊkəl) /

adjective

having a common focus or common fociconfocal ellipses
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