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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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The IHR national focal point network maintained by WHO can be activated outside of pandemic situations to strengthen international public health relationships; communicate valuable, time-sensitive information; and strengthen global health capacity through coordinated response efforts.
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For some women this internal focal point may take on a transcendence not unlike a hypnotic state.
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Students are asked to choose a two-dimensional work of art that has a strong focal point. They are then told they will be re-creating that focal point in three-dimensional form.
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Putting vases, exotic-looking houseplants, photographs or fairy lights in the fireplace is another way of using the space and creating an interesting focal point. Stacking a selection of cushions will make it a comfy place to relax.