pivotal definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or providing as a pivot.
    • Being of vital or central importance; crucial: "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions” ( Henry A. Kissinger).
    • of, associated with, or becoming a pivot
    • becoming of crucial significance; main, crucial
    • Of or related to a pivot or switching point; owned by, or constituting, a pivot; regarding the nature of a pivot
    • being of crucial significance
  • others:
    • for the nature of or forming a pivot; belonging to or constituting a pivot, or that where anything turns or depends: as, a pivotal question; a pivotal State in an election.

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