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Definition of "focal" []

  • Of or relating to a focus. (adjective)
  • Placed at or measured from a focus. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a focus (adjective)

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.

  • Situated at, passing through, or measured from the focus (adjective)

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Use "focal" in a sentence
  • "“Dortmunder,” Tiny said, ponderously thoughtful, “is what you call your focal point.”"
  • "And this reservoir became what you call your focal point of protest."
  • "This type of HI is caused by a defective SUR1 or KIR6. 2 gene in focal cells of the pancreas only."