Part of speech: adjective

Of, pertaining to, situated at, or constituting a focus.

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Usage examples "focal":

  1. The knowledge that he was actually a focal point in human history, that the whole future of the human race depended to a tremendous extent on him, was a realization that weighed heavily, and, at the same time, was immensely bracing. - "Anything You Can Do", Gordon Randall Garrett.
  2. It was bright red and stationed in the center of the gulal bar, a restricted central zone almost two hundred yards on the side that formed the focal point of the camp. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.
  3. It seemed to be coming simultaneously from all directions, like a great hollow sphere of invisible sound waves closing in with the station platform as its central focal point. - "Zehru of Xollar", Hal K. Wells.