Definition of varifocal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌvɛːrɪˈfəʊk(ə)l/

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Denoting a lens that allows an infinite number of focusing distances for near, intermediate, and far vision.
Example sentences
  • Alternatively, some people use varifocal or bifocal lenses in order to see objects clearly that are both close up and far away.
  • Problems were experienced by people who wore spectacles, particularly varifocal or bifocal lenses.
  • As if it's not bad enough that I have eyesight that requires varifocal lenses, now even those need replacing.


Varifocal glasses.
Example sentences
  • So now I make sure I have the lot: varifocals, reading glasses, prescription sunglasses, contact lenses, plain sunglasses for over the contacts, and reading glasses for over the contacts!
  • The optometrist saved me a bundle of cash and a great disappointment by telling me of a problem with varifocals I'd not heard of before.
  • I'm going to need varifocals this time so, to avoid a shock on the day, I asked the price.

Words that rhyme with varifocal

bifocal, focal, local, univocal, vocal, yokel
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