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bi·fo·cal

 (bī-fō′kəl, bī′fō′-)
adj.
1. Having two focal lengths.
2. Having one section that corrects for distant vision and another that corrects for near vision, as an eyeglass lens.
3. Having two distinct goals or objects of attention: a bifocal approach to the problem.
pl.n. bi·fo·cals (bī′fō′kəlz, bī-fō′-)
Eyeglasses with bifocal lenses.

bi·fo′cal·ism n.

bifocal

(baɪˈfəʊkəl)
adj
1. (General Physics) optics having two different focuses
2. (Medicine) relating to a compound lens permitting near and distant vision

bi•fo•cal

(baɪˈfoʊ kəl, ˈbaɪˌfoʊ-)

adj.
1. having two foci.
2. (of an eyeglass or contact lens) having two portions, one for near and one for far vision.
n.
3. bifocals, bifocal eyeglasses.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bifocal - having two foci; "bifocal eyeglasses"
optics - the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"
Translations
ثُنائي البُؤْره
bifokální
bifokal
bifokális
tvískipt gleraugu
dviejų židinių
bifokāls
bifokálny
çift mercekliiki odaklı

bifocal

[ˈbaɪˈfəʊkəl]
A. ADJbifocal
B. N bifocalsgafas fpl bifocales

bifocal

adjBifokal-
n bifocals
plBifokalbrille f

bifocal

(baiˈfəukəl) adjective
(of lenses) having two points of focus, which help people to see things close at hand and things far away.

bi·fo·cal

a. bifocal, referente a dos focos o enfoques.

bifocal

adj bifocal; npl (fam) lentes mpl or gafas bifocales, bifocales mpl or fpl (fam)
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