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focal

[ foh-kuhl ]
/ ˈfoʊ kəl /
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adjective
of or relating to a focus.
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Origin of focal

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

OTHER WORDS FROM focal

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 of focal

focally, adverb
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Medical definitions for focal

focal
[ fōkəl ]

adj.
Of or relating to a focus.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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