Definition of pivotal in English:


Syllabification: piv·ot·al
Pronunciation: /ˈpivətl


  • 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.
    central, crucial, vital, critical, focal, essential, key, decisive
  • 1.1Fixed on or as if on a pivot: a sliding or pivotal motion

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