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bifocal

adjective bi·fo·cal \ ˈbī-ˌfō-kəl \

Definition of bifocal

1 :having two focal lengths
2 :having one part that corrects for near vision and one for distant vision
  • a bifocal eyeglass lens

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bifocal

noun

Definition of bifocal

1 bifocals plural :eyeglasses with bifocal lenses
2 :a bifocal glass or lens

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First Known Use of bifocal

1896


BIFOCAL Defined for English Language Learners

bifocal

adjective

Definition of bifocal for English Language Learners

  • of eyeglasses : divided into two parts that help a person to see things that are nearby and things that are far away


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bifocal

adjective bi·fo·cal \ (ˈ)bī-ˈfō-kəl \

medical Definition of bifocal

1 :having two focal lengths
2 :having one part that corrects for near vision and one for distant vision
  • a bifocal eyeglass lens

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bifocal

noun

medical Definition of bifocal

1 :a bifocal glass or lens
2 bifocals plural :eyeglasses with bifocal lenses

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