focal

adjective fo·cal \ ˈfō-kəl \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of focal

:of, relating to, being, or having a focus

focally

play \ˈfō-kə-lē\ adverb

Examples of focal in a Sentence

  1. a focal figure in the movement

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First Known Use of focal

1676


FOCAL Defined for English Language Learners

focal

adjective

Definition of focal for English Language Learners

  • : having central or great importance


FOCAL Defined for Kids

focal

adjective fo·cal \ ˈfō-kəl \

Definition of focal for Students

1 :of, relating to, or having a focus
2 :having central or great importance
  • She is a focal character in the story.

Medical Dictionary

focal

adjective fo·cal \ ˈfō-kəl \

medical Definition of focal

:of, relating to, being, or having a focus

focally

play \-kə-lē\ adverb


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