- of or relating to a focus.
Origin of focal
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Examples from the Web for focal
For us it was clear that China should be the focal point for a documentary on the subject of Internet addiction.China Doesn't Want You to See the Internet Addiction Film 'Web Junkie'
Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia
August 9, 2014
The Lenin statue has now become the focal point of protests for Russia, and against the ‘fascists’ in Kiev.Is Kharkiv Ukraine’s Next Tipping Point?
March 13, 2014
From Sally Draper to Arya Stark, teenage girls provide a focal point within the prestige television narrative.‘Mad Men,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Americans’: Reading Prestige TV Dramas as YA Fiction
April 10, 2013
In 1981, Juan Carlos was the focal point of resistance to an attempted military coup.Engulfed by Scandal, Could The Spanish Royal Family Fall?
April 4, 2013
Aleppo remains a focal point, as both sides appear to be locked down for a bitter fight.‘We’re at the Last Step’ Before a Humanitarian Crisis in Aleppo
September 10, 2012
I could vary the focal point from a few feet to several miles.
Instead, there are two focal points, called the foci, as you will see presently.Practical Mechanics for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
This would also be about the focal length of the finished lens.On Laboratory Arts
Toward a focal point: from the east, two people; from the north, two people.Rebels of the Red Planet
Charles Louis Fontenay
It is naturally the focal point of the trade between Europe and Asia.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
- of or relating to a focus
- situated at, passing through, or measured from the focus
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Word Origin and History for focal
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- Of or relating to a focus.
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