HyperDic: pivotal

English > 1 sense of the word pivotal:
ADJECTIVEallpivotal, polarbeing of crucial importance
pivotal > pronunciation
Soundspih'vahtahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > pivotal: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningOf crucial importance.
Examples
  • "a pivotal event"
  • "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger
Synonympolar
Broadercrucial, importantOf extreme / extreme importance
Spanishbásico, central, crucial, elemental, esencial, fundamental, primordial
Catalanbàsic, central, de màxima importància, elemental, essencial, fonamental, primordial
Nounspivotthe person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver

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