Definition of focal point in English:

focal point

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noun

  • 1The point at which rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction, or the point from which diverging rays or waves appear to proceed.
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    • The lens that picks up the light from the focal point is called the eyepiece lens.
    • This spreads the light away from the center of the lens and moves the focal point forward.
    • An ellipse is a flattened circle whose properties are governed by two ‘foci’, or focal points, equidistant from its centre.
  • 1.1The centre of interest or activity: the community shop is the focal point of the village
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    • The festival is a focal point for moral reflection and being especially charitable to others.
    • It's the home of The Bandwagon, a night that has become a focal point for a new wave of Liverpool groups.
    • They were all or nothing, the focal point of the whole three years of study.

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