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piv·ot·al

 (pĭv′ə-tl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or serving as a pivot.
2. Being of vital or central importance; crucial: a decision that was pivotal to our success.

piv′ot·al·ly adv.

pivotal

(ˈpɪvətəl)
adj
1. of, involving, or acting as a pivot
2. of crucial importance
ˈpivotally adv

piv•ot•al

(ˈpɪv ə tl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or serving as a pivot.
2. of vital or critical importance.
[1835–45]
piv′ot•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pivotal - 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"
crucial, important - of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"

pivotal

adjective crucial, central, determining, vital, critical, decisive, focal, climactic The Court of Appeal has a pivotal role in the English legal system.

pivotal

adjective
Dominant in importance or influence:
Translations

pivotal

[ˈpɪvətl] ADJ (fig) → central, fundamental

pivotal

[ˈpɪvətəl] adj (= critical) [role, point, position] → pivot
The Court of Appeal has a pivotal role in the English legal system → La cour d'appel a un rôle pivot dans le système juridique anglais.

pivotal

adj (fig)zentral

pivotal

[ˈpɪvətl] adjessenziale, centrale
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