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 Positioned between two focal points, one mirrored, the lounge hints at fluidity and self-reflection. Kissa Castañeda, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Southerners are quite fond of the protein-rich ingredient that serves as the focal point of almost every meal: chicken. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 28 Mar. 2024 More often, Thompson was the focal point of Golden State’s unit. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 While the design feels big and bold, the colors are subdued, ensuring the women are the focal point in any room. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Mar. 2024 Donald was the focal point for every opposing offensive coordinator, a game-wrecker in the truest sense. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2024 Meanwhile, Maricopa County Sheriff Russ Skinner said election safety and security remains a focal point for his office during 2024. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 12 Mar. 2024 The religious temple is a focal point of the city, and it is estimated that nearly 20 million people visit the church each year. Gabriele Regalbuto, Fox News, 6 Mar. 2024 Ramirez was the focal point of Keller’s offense, but the Indians also received significant contributions from Fabian and Estep, who finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Focal point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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