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focal pointnoun [C]

/ˈfoʊ·kəl ˌpɔɪnt/
a focus or focus
art A focal point is the feature of a work of art that is the most interesting or important or the most strongly emphasized.
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focal pointnoun

uk   /ˌfəʊ.kəl ˈpɔɪnt/ us   /ˌfoʊ.kəl ˈpɔɪnt/
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