pivot definition

  • noun:
    • a brief rod or shaft on which a related part rotates or swings.
    • people or thing upon which one thing depends or turns; the main or crucial aspect.
    • The work of turning in or as if on a pivot.
    • Basketball A position taken by an offensive player typically facing out of the basket nearby the foul range to relay passes, attempt a go, or set displays.
    • Basketball The stationary foot around which the basketball handler is allowed to pivot without dribbling.
    • A thing by which some thing converts; particularly a metal pointed pin or brief shaft in equipment, like the end of an axle or spindle.
    • Something or some body having a paramount relevance in a particular circumstance.
    • Act of switching on one foot.
    • a person in with obligation for co-ordinating their particular team in a specific jam.
    • a set pin or short axis, on end of which a wheel or any other body turns.
    • the termination of a shaft or arbor which rests and transforms in a support.
    • Hence, figuratively: A turning point or problem; that where crucial results depend.
    • The officer or soldier who just converts in his spot whike the organization or line moves around him in wheeling; -- labeled as additionally pivot man.
    • A pin where a wheel or any other object turns.
    • Milit., the officer or soldier upon whom a line of troops wheels.
    • Figuratively, that on which some matter or result hinges or depends; a turning-point.
    • the act of switching on (or as if on) a pivot
    • anyone in a rank around who the others wheel and maneuver
    • axis comprising a short shaft that aids something which transforms
  • verb-transitive:
    • To mount on, connect by, or supply with a pivot or pivots.
    • To cause to turn, revolve, or turn.
    • to put on a pivot.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To turn in or as though on a pivot: "The story . . . lacks path, pivoting on Hamlet's incertitudeā€ ( G. Wilson Knight).
  • verb:
    • to show on a precise place.
    • switch on a pivot
  • others:
    • to put on a pivot; furnish with a pivot.
    • To turn or swing on a pivot, or since on a pivot: hinge.

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