The distance from the secondary nodal point of a lens to the secondary focal point. For a thin lens imaging a distant source, the focal length is the distance between the lens and the focal point.
Also Focus (noun). The point toward which radiation converges or from which radiation diverges or appears to diverge.
Noun. The point where rays of light meet which have been converged by a lens, giving rise to an image of the source. Verb: To adjust focal length for the clearest image. Also Focal Point.