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Definition of the adjective focal

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  1. having or localized centrally at a focus
    • examples: focal point | focal infection
    • similar: central
  2. of or relating to a focus

Alternative definition of the adjective focal


  1. Belonging to, concerning, or located at a focus
  2. [medicine] limited to a small area


  1. FOCAL is an interpreted programming language resembling JOSS. Its name is an abbreviation of FOrmula CALculator.
  2. Focal: The Forty-one calculator language is the language used to program the HP-41 range of expandable science/engineering calculators from Hewlett-Packard.
  3. Focal is a programming language.

Phrases with Focal

  1. Focal Depth
  2. focal point
  3. focal ratio
  4. focal length
  5. focal seizure
  6. focal distance
  7. focal epilepsy
  8. focal infection
  9. Calibrated Focal Length

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Focal

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Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Focal Encyclopedia of Photography Digital Imaging, Theory and Applications, History, and Science Fourth Edition MICHAEL R. PERES Editor-in-Chief AMSTERDAM • BOSTON • HEIDELBERG • LONDON NEW YORK • OXFORD • PARIS ...

Google previewFocaloir Gaoidhilge-Sax-Bhearla Or an Irish-English Dictionary (1768)

Focal, a word. Lat. Vocalis, a flocas , a lock of vowel also a promife. focal-magaidh, a fcoff, a taunt, or byeword. FocAL-PHRÉUMHACHT ...

Google previewPhysiological Optics, Being an Essay Contributed to the American Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology (1918)

by Charles Sheard

the axial focal lengths corresponding to various refractive conditions, showing approximately 3 D. of error to a change of length of the globe of 1 mm., (2) in astigmatic cases the ratio of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers (2011)

by Vijay P. Singh, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya

As a result of the large format, the focal lengths (“wide angle,” “normal angle,” “tele angle”) differ from those normally known. The frequently used wide angle aerial camera has a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

tablet fluoride toothpaste fluoride varnish fluoroaluminosilicate glass fluorosis fluorosis classification Fluothane® flux foaming agent focal epithelial hyperplasia focal infection focal palmoplantar and gingival hyperkeratosis focus group focus ...

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Quotes about Focal

I will be the focal point for however long I decide to play. Half of me likes that idea and half of me doesn't, but once the adrenaline kicks in, I'll probably really enjoy it. (Martin Gore)
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Scrabble value of F4O1C3A1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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