EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from New Latin focālis; synchronically analyzable as focus +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

focal (not comparable)

  1. Belonging to, concerning, or located at a focus.
    Antonyms: nonfocal, widespread
  2. (medicine) Limited to a small area.
    Antonyms: nonfocal, locoregional, systemic, widespread

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NounEdit

focal (plural focals)

  1. (geometry, obsolete) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 1877, James Booth, A Treatise on Some New Geometrical Methods, page 209:
      Again, if the plane of the impressed couple intersects the mean plane between N and C, it will envelope the cone whose focals are ON, ON′, and whose internal axis is therefore OA.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from New Latin focālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

focal (feminine singular focale, masculine plural focaux, feminine plural focales)

  1. focal

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish focul, from Proto-Celtic *woxtlom, from Proto-Indo-European *wokʷtlom, from *wekʷ-.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

focal m (genitive singular focail, nominative plural focail)

  1. word
    Ní raibh focal ag Peadar.
    Peter had nothing to say for himself.
    1. phrase, remark, observation, saying
      Is fearr focal sa chúirt ná punt sa sparán.A friend in court is better than a pound in the purse.
      —Proverb
    2. intelligence, message
    3. order
    4. promise, assurance

DeclensionEdit

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
focal fhocal bhfocal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stüber, Karin (1998). The Historical Morphology of n-Stems in Celtic. Maynooth: Department of Old Irish, National University of Ireland, page 70. →ISBN.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from New Latin focālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /foˈkaw/, [foˈkaʊ̯]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /fuˈkal/, [fuˈkaɫ]

  • Hyphenation: fo‧cal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

AdjectiveEdit

focal m or f (plural focais, comparable)

  1. (optics) focal (relating to foci)
  2. (medicine) focal (limited to a small area)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French focal

AdjectiveEdit

focal m or n (feminine singular focală, masculine plural focali, feminine and neuter plural focale)

  1. focal

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from New Latin focālis.

AdjectiveEdit

focal (plural focales)

  1. focal

Further readingEdit