Definition of bifocal in English:

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bifocal

Pronunciation: /ˈbīˌfōk(ə)l/

adjective

(Usually of a pair of eyeglasses) having lenses each with two parts with different focal lengths, one for distant vision and one for near vision.
Example sentences
  • The multiple vision lenses include bifocal lenses for near and distant vision.
  • Three different designs for bifocal contact lenses exist: simultaneous, concentric and alternating vision.
  • Alternatively, some people use varifocal or bifocal lenses in order to see objects clearly that are both close up and far away.

noun

(bifocals)
A pair of eyeglasses having lenses with two parts with different focal lengths.
Example sentences
  • So now, without my bifocals, I can barely read a menu without getting a headache.
  • I needed a pair of computer glasses as my bifocals cause me to have to get stiffnecked online looking down on the computer through the reading lenses.
  • The doctor looked at me again over his bifocals as he wrote something in his book.

Words that rhyme with bifocal

focal, local, univocal, varifocal, vocal, yokel

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bi·fo·cal

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