focal

[ foh-kuh l ]
/ ˈfoʊ kəl /

adjective

of or relating to a focus.

Origin of focal

From the New Latin word focālis, dating back to 1685–95. See focus, -al1

Related forms

fo·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for focal

focal

/ (ˈfəʊkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to a focus
situated at, passing through, or measured from the focus

Derived Forms

focally, adverb
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Medicine definitions for focal

focal

[ fōkəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to a focus.
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