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fo·cal point

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. focus, focal pointnoun

    a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges

  2. focus, focal point, nidusnoun

    a central point or locus of an infection in an organism

    "the focus of infection"

  3. focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centeringnoun

    the concentration of attention or energy on something

    "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"


  1. focal pointnoun

    A focus; a point at which rays of light or other radiation converge

  2. focal pointnoun

    The centre of any activity

  3. focal pointnoun

    A feature that attracts particular attention.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of focal point in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of focal point in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of focal point in a Sentence

  1. Yu Zhengsheng:

    We must fully recognize that Xinjiang faces a very serious situation in maintaining long-term social stability, and we must make a serious crackdown on violent terror activities a focal point of our struggle.

  2. Fathiaa Abdalla:

    We have a zero-tolerance policy, we have anti-fraud committees, we have anti-fraud focal point in the camps, we have help line for refugees or anyone, you could get into our help line right now and report anything. These systems are very good, and they are working, i am not saying [ in ] this big organization, we are 100 % perfect. But we have measures in place, we have improved them in the last two years. But we can not exclude a case happening. And when a wrongdoing happens by our staff, they are disciplined, they are sanctioned and some staff( have) lost their job.

  3. Mark Waller:

    We're encouraged by the work we've done in London, the belief we can build long term fandom for the game way beyond a one-off experience, we believe now we can take a look at the obvious next market. We have a good fan base in Germany... so it's a logical next focal point for us within the European market.

  4. Ryan Duffin:

    Had she gotten in direct contact with us, it probably wouldn't have been printed, at least in that way, a lot of the article was still based in truth, but the focal point would have been different.

  5. Julie Murray:

    This area, Landaff and Easton, is about 5 miles away from where Maura’s car was found, and it's in the easterly direction, the direction she was headed. The other encouraging point to this news is the fact that this was the focal point of a very early search back in May of 2004 from a local tip that stated a local saw a ‘young person running or moving quickly’ along that stretch of road. So for all of those reasons, this is really encouraging news from her family.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. ultimo
    • B. eloquent
    • C. tacky
    • D. ectomorphic

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