focal point


Definition of focal point

Examples of focal point in a Sentence

This port was the focal point of trade two centuries ago.
Recent Examples on the Web In the center of it all is the place that was the focal point for the dedication ceremony. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 29 June 2021 The case is the largest single conspiracy case in the Capitol riot investigation, and has been a focal point for prosecutors attempting to discern the extent of planning that went into the attack on the Capitol. Cassidy Mcdonald, CBS News, 23 June 2021 The 13th Amendment to the Constitution had not been ratified yet — that would come about six months later, but the date became a focal point for celebrations that slowly spread across the country. Mark Hughes, Forbes, 11 June 2021 The Oath Keepers, a far-right extremist group, have become a focal point for federal investigators, who have so far charged about 440 people in the riot, in which five people died. Monivette Cordeiro,, 5 June 2021 Business travel, which was a focal point for Delta before the pandemic, has been slower to bounce back. Alison Sider, WSJ, 21 May 2021 Far from curbing the protests, alleged police brutality has become a focal point for the demonstrators, who are now calling for an independent, international inquiry into the deaths. Stefano Pozzebon And Florencia Trucco, CNN, 11 May 2021 The Third Precinct, where the officers charged in Floyd's death worked, became a focal point both for peaceful protests and riots. Liz Navratil, Star Tribune, 20 Jan. 2021 Far from curbing the protests, alleged police brutality has become a focal point for the demonstrators, who, after putting the fiscal reform plan to rest, are now calling for a thorough inquiry into the deaths. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of focal point

1692, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of focal point was in 1692

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25 Jul 2021

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“Focal point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of focal point

: a center of activity, interest, or attention

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