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Definition of Focal point

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central focus, most important part, main point
Focal point Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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focal point
n : a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges [syn: focus]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
(synonym) focus
(hypernym) point
2. a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection"
(synonym) focus, nidus
(hypernym) point
(part-holonym) focal infection
Focal point Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bioglossary
Description: Focal point means any [national] body [institutional component] designated by a Party [competent authority] [to be responsible for providing and collecting information on the implementation of the protocol at the national level and communication between the Parties about the implementation of the Protocol] to receive and supply [relevant] information [and assist communication] related to transboundary movements of LMOs, [and other information concerning biosafety].
Source: Convention on Biological Diversity CBD

Description: A focal point designated by the Parties responsible for receiving and submitting information of accidents occurring due to transboundary movements of [waste] and other information to the Conference of Parties.
Source: Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Description: A focal point designated by the Parties responsible for receiving and submitting information of accidents occurring due to transboundary movements of LMOs and other information to the Conference of the Parties.
Source: China

Description: A focal point designated by the countries responsible for receiving and transmitting information. [May or may not be included within the competent national authority].
Source: Peru
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Focal point Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Focal point may refer to:
  • Focus (optics), the point at which initially collimated rays of light meet after passing through a convex lens, or reflecting from a concave mirror
  • In Fine art, a Focal Point focuses specifically on a point of interest which makes a canvas unique. (e.g. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer)
  • In mathematics:
    • Focus (geometry), a special point used in describing conic sections
    • Focal point is a Critical point of a distance function
  • In an antenna (electronics):
    • The driven element, directly connected to the transmission line or source
    • The passive radiator, a conductive element which is not electrically connected to anything else
  • In game theory, a Focal point is an equilibrium more likely to be chosen by the players because it seems special, natural or relevant to them
  • In computer programs, Telelogic Focal Point is a configurable Web-based decision support platform for requirements management, product management and project portfolio management.
  • Focal Point (album), a 1976 studio album by McCoy Tyner
  • Focal Point, an imprint of National Geographic
  • In business, the person or organization responsible for the coordination of activities and tasks among several groups or networks
  • Among science fiction fanzines, a fanzine which in its era was central to the fannish culture of the day
  • In IT service management, the person or entity responsible for coordinating service delivery and acting as an escalation point for service delivery failures

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Focal point Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Chess Terms
A weak square near the enemy king. This is targeted by the attacker, and the defender may find it difficult to protect. More than one focal point makes an attack stronger.
Focal point Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
thakaya; teretau-sfek (math.)