Definition of Crucial

1. Adjective. Of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis. "A crucial issue for women"




2. Adjective. Having crucial relevance. "Relevant testimony"
Similar to: Material

3. Adjective. Of the greatest importance. "In chess cool nerves are of the essence"

Definition of Crucial

1. a. Having the form of a cross; appertaining to a cross; cruciform; intersecting; as, crucial ligaments; a crucial incision.

Definition of Crucial

1. Adjective. Being essential or decisive for determining the outcome or future of something; extremely important. ¹

2. Adjective. (archaic) Cruciform or cruciate; cross-shaped. ¹

3. Adjective. (slang chiefly Jamaica) Term of approval, particularly when applied to reggae music. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crucial

1. of supreme importance [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crucial

croze
croze iron
crozer
crozers
crozes
crozier
croziered
croziers
crp
cru
crubeen
crubeens
cruces
cruces gammatae
cruces pilorum
crucial (current term)
crucial bandage
crucial ligament
cruciality
crucially
crucian
crucian carp
crucians
cruciate
cruciate anastomosis
cruciate eminence
cruciate ligament of leg
cruciate ligament of the atlas
cruciate ligaments of knee
cruciate muscle

Literary usage of Crucial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Logical Bases of Education by James Welton (1899)
"crucial § 7.—So, in every case, it is fact alone ... 2 The history of science contains many beautiful examples of crucial instances and experiments. ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... a crucial experiment, a crucial example, a crucial question, etc. Crude Forms in grammar. The root» or essential letters of words. ..."

3. Psychology for Teachers by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1906)
"This was the great French physicist Foucault's crucial experiment. ... Such a crucial experiment verifies one of the alternative hypotheses. ..."

4. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"15y this procedure the crucial ligaments can be studied singly, or together, and their relation to the lateral ligaments of the joint can be examined. ..."

5. Third Party Movements Since the Civil War, with a Special Reference to Iowa by Frederick Emory Haynes, State Historical Society of Iowa (1916)
"... XIV A crucial PERIOD — 1880 TO 1890 The years from 1880 to 1890 were crucial years in the '' history of the struggle for human rights'' in the United ..."

6. A Text-book of physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"The region of the cortex in the neighborhood of the crucial sulcus may then be termed an " excitable" or " motor " region, inasmuch as stimulation of this ..."

7. The Logical Bases of Education by James Welton (1899)
"crucial § 7.—So, in every case, it is fact alone ... 2 The history of science contains many beautiful examples of crucial instances and experiments. ..."

8. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... a crucial experiment, a crucial example, a crucial question, etc. Crude Forms in grammar. The root» or essential letters of words. ..."

9. Psychology for Teachers by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1906)
"This was the great French physicist Foucault's crucial experiment. ... Such a crucial experiment verifies one of the alternative hypotheses. ..."

10. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"15y this procedure the crucial ligaments can be studied singly, or together, and their relation to the lateral ligaments of the joint can be examined. ..."

11. Third Party Movements Since the Civil War, with a Special Reference to Iowa by Frederick Emory Haynes, State Historical Society of Iowa (1916)
"... XIV A crucial PERIOD — 1880 TO 1890 The years from 1880 to 1890 were crucial years in the '' history of the struggle for human rights'' in the United ..."

12. A Text-book of physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"The region of the cortex in the neighborhood of the crucial sulcus may then be termed an " excitable" or " motor " region, inasmuch as stimulation of this ..."

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