American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "focal point" in a sentence
"Because it pushed technology so fast and so hard in so many areas notably high-speed aerodynamics, high-temperature structural materials, and reentry protection concepts, Dyna-Soar, even more than the other X-series programs before it, served as a critical focal point for a wide range of future-oriented aerospace R&D."
"The focal point of the circle: Mullah Mustapha Zaeed, the Black Priest of Kabul."
"The focal point was a beautiful Vent-A-Hood range; it was so popular back then because it would draw out the heat and smoke and beautifully ventilate the kitchen—when it worked right."