focal point Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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focal pointnoun

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focal point noun (INTEREST)

[C usually singular] the thing that everyone ​looks at or is ​interested in: The ​fireplace is usually the ​focalpoint of the ​livingroom.

focal point noun (SCIENCE)

[C] specialized physics the ​point where ​waves of ​light or ​sound that are ​moving towards each other ​meet
(Definition of focal point from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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focal pointnoun [C]

 /ˈfoʊ·kəl ˌpɔɪnt/
a focus or focus art A ​focalpoint is the ​feature of a ​work of ​art that is the most ​interesting or ​important or the most ​stronglyemphasized.
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