1Of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else: the alliance that played a pivotal role in the revolution
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- We golfers, on the other hand, enjoy a year-round sport in which the knees play a crucial, if not pivotal, role.
- Highlighted information helps to emphasise important issues or pivotal points in a developing argument.
- One of his offseason moves will play a pivotal role in determining his early success.