pivotal adj : being of crucial importance; "a pivotal event"; "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger; "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal" [syn: polar]
of, relating to, or being a pivot
being of crucial importance; central, key
Translations to be checked
- ttbc German: Dreh..., Zapfen..., Angel...; zentral..., schlüssel..., Kardinal...;
Pivot may refer to:
- Pivot element — the first element distinct from zero in a matrix in echelon form
- Pivotal quantity in statistics
- An element of the quicksort algorithm
- Pivot Stickfigure Animator, stick-figure animation software
- Morrow Pivot and Morrow Pivot II, laptop computers
- Pivot display - function in displays
- Pivot table - a data summarization tool in spreadsheets
- Syntactic pivot, the argument of the verb around which the sentence "revolves"
- A pivot language is an artificial or natural language used as an intermediary language for translation.
- Pivot turn, a dance move
- Pivot turn (skiing)
- Pivot (card game)
- A player position in the sport of basketball, also known as a post or center.
- In basketball, the pivot foot is the foot that must remain on the floor when a player has possession of the ball and is not dribbling.
- A player position in the sport of roller derby
- A slang term for a quarterback
pivotal in Czech: Pivot
pivotal in German: Pivot
pivotal in French: Pivot
pivotal in Italian: Pivot
pivotal in Portuguese: Pivot
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