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focal at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


focal at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [only before noun] the focal thing is the one that people pay most attention to// --This issue has now become the focal centre of interest.//

focal at Spanish => English Of Explained:


focal at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "focal":
approaching, arch, asymptotic, banner, basic, bedrock, capital,
cardinal, central, centralized, centred, centripetal, centrolineal,
champion, chief, concentrated, concurrent, confluent, confocal,
connivent, convergent, converging, crowning, dominant, essential,
first, foremost, fundamental, great, headmost, hegemonic,
indispensable, leading, life-and-death, life-or-death, magisterial,
main, master, material, meeting, mutually approaching,
of vital importance, overruling, paramount, predominant,
preeminent, preponderant, prevailing, primal, primary, prime,
principal, radial, radiating, ranking, ruling, sovereign, star,
stellar, substantive, supereminent, tangent, tangential, topflight,
uniting, vital

focal at Irish => English Of Explained:


focal at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Centrality): central, middle, axial, focal, umbilical, concentric, middlemost, spinal, vertebral.

focal at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[only before noun] central; very important; connected with or providing a focus

Focal at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Focal \Fo"cal\, a. [Cf. F. focal. See {Focus}.]
Belonging to,or concerning, a focus; as, a focal point.

{Focal distance, or length, of a lens or mirror} (Opt.), the
distance of the focus from the surface of the lens or
mirror, or more exactly, in the case of a lens, from its
optical center.

{Focal distance of a telescope}, the distance of the image of
an object from the object glass.

focal at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


1. FOrmula CALculator.

An interactive system written by Rick Merrill of {DEC} in 1969
for {PDP-5} and {PDP-8}. It was a descendant of {AID}/{JOSS}.

Versions: FOCAL-69, FOCAL-1971, FOCAL-11 (for {PDP-11} under


2. Forty-One CAlculator Language.

The programming language of the HP-41 calculator line.


focal at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: having or localized centrally at a focus; "focal point";
"focal infection"
2: of or relating to a focus; "focal length"

focal at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » NL. Inter: term » focalis|focālis|lang=la; synchronically analyzable as Inter: suffix » focus|al.


* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈfoʊkl̩/
  • Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈfəʊkl̩/
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊkəl


    Inter: en-adj » -

  • Belonging to, concerning, or located at a focus
    1. Inter: medicin » e limited to a small area

      Derived terms

      * focal length

  • focal plane
  • focal point


    Inter: trans-top » belonging to or concerning a focus
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|focal
  • Finnish: polttopiste-
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|fokal

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|focale
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|focal

    Inter: trans-botto » m



    Inter: fr-adj-al » foc
  • Inter: l » en|focal

  • Irish


    From Inter: etyl » sga|ga Inter: term » focul|lang=sga, from Inter: etyl » la|ga Inter: term » vocabulum|vocābulum|lang=la.


    * Inter: IPA » lang=ga|ˈfˠɔkəl̪ˠ


    Inter: ga-noun » focail|focail|g=m
  • word


    Inter: ga-decl-m1 » f|ocal|ocail

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » ga|foclóir
    • Inter: l » ga|foclach


      Inter: ga mut cons » f|ocal

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    Translation: ar » focal
    Translation: cy » focal
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    Translation: es » focal
    Translation: eu » focal
    Translation: fr » focal
    Translation: ga » focal
    Translation: ko » focal
    Translation: io » focal
    Translation: kn » focal
    Translation: lt » focal
    Translation: hu » focal
    Translation: ml » focal
    Translation: my » focal
    Translation: fj » focal
    Translation: nl » focal
    Translation: pl » focal
    Translation: ru » focal
    Translation: ta » focal
    Translation: te » focal
    Translation: tr » focal
    Translation: vi » focal
    Translation: zh » focal