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focal point

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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 focal point of the living room.

focal point noun (SCIENCE)

[C] specialized physics the point where waves of light or sound that are moving towards each other meet
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