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fo·cal

 (fō′kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a focus.
2. Placed at or measured from a focus.

fo′cal·ly adv.

focal

(ˈfəʊkəl)
adj
1. (General Physics) of or relating to a focus
2. (General Physics) situated at, passing through, or measured from the focus
ˈfocally adv

fo•cal

(ˈfoʊ kəl)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or at a focus.
[1685–95]
fo′cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.focal - having or localized centrally at a focus; "focal point"; "focal infection"
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"
2.focal - of or relating to a focus; "focal length"
Translations
بُؤْري
ohniskový
fokuserende
brennidepils-; skerpu-
ohniskový
odak noktasına ait

focal

[ˈfəʊkəl]
A. ADJ (Tech) → focal
B. CPD focal distance Ndistancia f focal
focal plane Nplano m focal
focal point Npunto m focal (fig) → centro m de atención

focal

[ˈfəʊkəl] adj [length, plane] → focal(e)focal point n
(= key place) → point m de convergence
(= key feature) → attraction f, point m d'attraction
the focal point of the show this year → l'attraction du spectacle cette année
(= key issue) [meeting, discussions] → point m central
[battle, conflict] → point m focal

focal

adj (fig)im Brennpunkt (stehend), fokal (geh)

focal

:
focal length
nBrennweite f
focal plane
nBrennebene f
focal point
n (lit, fig)Brennpunkt m; his family is the focal of his lifeseine Familie ist der Mittelpunkt seines Lebens, sein ganzes Leben dreht sich um seine Familie

focal

[ˈfəʊkl] adj (Tech) → focale

focus

(ˈfoukəs) plurals ˈfocuses ~foci (ˈfousai) noun
1. the point at which rays of light meet after passing through a lens.
2. a point to which light, a look, attention etc is directed. She was the focus of everyone's attention.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈfocus(s)ed
1. to adjust (a camera, binoculars etc) in order to get a clear picture. Remember to focus the camera / the picture before taking the photograph.
2. to direct (attention etc) to one point. The accident focussed public attention on the danger.
ˈfocal adjective
in/out of focus
giving or not giving a clear picture. These photographs are out of focus.

fo·cal

a. focal, rel. a un foco.

focal

adj focal
References in classic literature ?
Yonder was Arthur, King of Britain; yonder was Guenever; yes, and whole tribes of little provincial kings and kinglets; and in the tented camp yonder, renowned knights from many lands; and likewise the selectest body known to chivalry, the Knights of the Table Round, the most illustrious in Christendom; and biggest fact of all, the very sun of their shining system was yonder couching his lance, the focal point of forty thousand adoring eyes; and all by myself, here was I laying for him.
Of what use is genius, if the organ is too convex or too concave and cannot find a focal distance within the actual horizon of human life?
In line with President Juncker's call to ensure fairness in our single market in his 2017 State of the Union speech, the Border Focal Point will help border regions cooperate better with a set of concrete actions.
As focal person, she shall also ensure that those offering assistance to the said campaign are immediately acted upon and, whenever necessary, refer the same to the agencies concerned,' it added.
7] Cases of focal myositis have been reported in literature associated with ischemia due to vascular malformations.
Therapeutic ultrasound company EDAP TMS SA (NasdaqGM:EDAP) reported on Wednesday the divestiture of Focal One HIFU system to Foch Hospital, Paris for an undisclosed amount.
Focal choroidal excavation is local idiopathic cupping of the choroid which is usually unilateral and not associated with any accompanying systemic disease.
Officials said, here on Monday that following the Supreme Court order, Provincial Secretary Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Kalimullah will perform his duty as focal person of the Supreme Court Judicial Commission headed by the judge of the Apex Court, honorable, Mr.
0347-0011140) is nominated as focal person for the areas of Shahdara, Ferozewala, Ravi Road, Data Darbar, Dehli Gate, Bhati Gate, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Wahga, Batapur, Shalamar, Fateh Garh, Ramgarh, Baghbanpura, Singhpura and Adjoining Areas.
Therapeutic ultrasound company EDAP TMS SA (NasdaqGM:EDAP) reported on Friday that it has received approval from Russia's Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor) for the sale of Focal One in Russia for prostate cancer.
However, a Cleveland Clinic expert counters that focal therapy is not appropriate for most prostate cancer patients because doctors still cannot identify all tumors, and by treating only one area of the prostate, a potentially lethal cancer may be missed.
2) Until now, many studies have been carried out comparing image quality of one sonographic technique with that of other, in focal liver lesions.