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an·te·ri·or fo·cal point

the point where parallel rays from the retina are focused.

an·te·ri·or fo·cal point

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr fō'kăl poynt)
The point where parallel rays from the retina are focused.

pos·te·ri·or fo·cal point

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr fō'kăl poynt)
The point of a compound optic system where parallel rays entering the system are focused.

focal point

The point at which a group of light rays converge.
See also: point
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Another internal focal point for some women in labor is to focus on their respirations.
Subtle structures in the image have importance, too, but they play a supportive role in directing the viewer's journey to the natural focal point by way of visual or directional cues.
So each medium has a default focal point, and the focal point is good in that it focuses, and bad in that there is a blind spot.
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Qam planning my bedding display, and would like to put in a few larger plants to act as focal points.
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