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focal point

noun

: a center of activity, interest, or attention

Full Definition of FOCAL POINT

1
:  focus 1a
2
:  focus 5a

Examples of FOCAL POINT

  1. This port was the focal point of trade two centuries ago.

First Known Use of FOCAL POINT

1713
Medical Dictionary

focal point

noun

Medical Definition of FOCAL POINT

:  focus 1a

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