trifocal

adjective
tri·​fo·​cal | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈfō-kəl How to pronounce trifocal (audio) \

Definition of trifocal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having three focal lengths

trifocal

noun

Definition of trifocal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 trifocals plural : eyeglasses with trifocal lenses
2 : a trifocal glass or lens

First Known Use of trifocal

Adjective

1826, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trifocal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trifocal. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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trifocal

adjective
tri·​fo·​cal | \ (ˈ)trī-ˈfō-kəl How to pronounce trifocal (audio) \

Medical Definition of trifocal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having three focal lengths
2 of an eyeglass lens : having one part that corrects for near vision, one for intermediate vision (as at arm's length), and one for distant vision

trifocal

noun

Medical Definition of trifocal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a trifocal glass or lens
2 trifocals plural : eyeglasses with trifocal lenses

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