focal point Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “focal point” - English Dictionary

"focal point" in American English

See all translations

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.
(Definition of focal point from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"focal point" in British English

See all translations

focal pointnoun

uk   /ˌfəʊ.kəl ˈpɔɪnt/  us   /ˌfoʊ.kəl ˈpɔɪnt/
  • 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of focal point?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “focal point”

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

star

a very large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from the earth as a point of light in the sky at night

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More