from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the same focus or foci. Used of a lens.

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  • adj. (mathematics) Having the same foci

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the same foci.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In mathematics, having the same focus: as, confocal quadrics; confocal conies.
  • n. A figure having the same focus as another.


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  • "Thus, on occasion, a sort of parabola, not fully confocal in form. . ." Gilbert Adair translation of Georges Perec's La Disparition

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