Meaning of “bifocals” in the English Dictionary

"bifocals" in British English

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bifocalsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌbaɪˈfəʊ.kəlz/ us /ˌbaɪˈfoʊ.kəlz/

glasses with lenses that are divided into two parts. The upper half is for looking at things far away and the lower half is for reading or for looking at things that are near.

bifocal
adjective uk /ˌbaɪˈfəʊ.kəl/ us /ˌbaɪˈfoʊ.kəl/

bifocal lenses

(Definition of “bifocals” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bifocals" in American English

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bifocalsplural noun

us /ˈbɑɪˌfoʊ·kəlz, bɑɪˈfoʊ-/

glasses with an upper part for looking at things far away and a lower part for reading or looking at things that are near

bifocal
adjective [ not gradable ] us /bɑɪˈfoʊ·kəl, ˈbɑɪˌfoʊ-/

bifocal lenses

(Definition of “bifocals” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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