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Dictionary Definition

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]

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Adjective

pivotal
  1. of, relating to, or being a pivot
  2. being of crucial importance; central, key

Translations

of, relating to, or being a pivot
being of crucial importance; central, key
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  • ttbc German: Dreh..., Zapfen..., Angel...; zentral..., schlüssel..., Kardinal...;

Extensive Definition

Pivot may refer to:
In mathematics: In computing: In linguistics:
  • 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.
In sport: In music:
pivotal in Czech: Pivot
pivotal in German: Pivot
pivotal in French: Pivot
pivotal in Italian: Pivot
pivotal in Portuguese: Pivot

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