bifocal definition

  • adjective:
    • Having two focal lengths.
    • Having one area that corrects for remote vision and another that corrects for near vision, as an eyeglass lens.
    • Embodying two distinct and sometimes conflicting targets, interests, or classes of action: "a smoothly working bifocal brain” ( John McPhee). "A bifocal monetary plan . . . features kept one eye on cash supply plus the other on interest levels” ( Edward Meadows).
    • Having two focal lengths
    • split into two parts, certainly one of which corrects for distance eyesight together with other for near eyesight
    • Having two foci, as some spectacle contacts.
    • having two foci
    • Having two focal lengths.
    • Having one area that corrects for distant vision and another that corrects for almost eyesight, as an eyeglass lens.
    • Embodying two distinct and frequently conflicting targets, interests, or classes of action: "a smoothly working bifocal brain” ( John McPhee). "A bifocal financial policy . . . has actually kept one eye in the money offer together with various other on interest levels” ( Edward Meadows).
    • Having two focal lengths
    • split into two parts, certainly one of which corrects for distance vision as well as the other for near sight
    • Having two foci, as some spectacle lenses.
    • having two foci
  • noun-plural:
    • glasses with bifocal contacts.
    • glasses with bifocal contacts.
  • noun:
    • a bifocal lens.
    • a bifocal lens.
  • others:
    • Having two foci.
    • Having two foci.

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