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Noun: focal point  fow-kul poynt
  1. A point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
    - focus
     
  2. A central point or locus of an infection in an organism
    "the focal point of infection";
    - focus, nidus
     
  3. The concentration of attention or energy on something
    "the focal point of activity shifted to molecular biology";
    - focus, focusing, focussing, direction, centering [US], centreing [Brit, Cdn], centring [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: focal points

Type of: absorption, concentration, engrossment, immersion, point

Part of: focal infection

Encyclopedia: Focal point