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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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He had come to the surface facing down the stream; in a moment the visible world seemed to wheel slowly round, himself the pivotal point, and he saw the bridge, the fort, the soldiers upon the bridge, the captain, the sergeant, the two privates, his executioners.
The mate, Johansen, stood away several feet to the side of him, and fully three yards in front of him sat Wolf Larsen on one of the pivotal cabin chairs.
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