Definition of Pivotal

1. Adjective. Being of crucial importance. "A polar principal"

Exact synonyms: Polar
Similar to: Crucial, Important
Derivative terms: Pivot



Definition of Pivotal

1. a. Of or pertaining to a pivot or turning point; belonging to, or constituting, a pivot; of the nature of a pivot; as, the pivotalopportunity of a career; the pivotal position in a battle.

Definition of Pivotal

1. Adjective. of, relating to, or being a pivot ¹

2. Adjective. being of crucial importance; central, key ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pivotal

1. critically important [adj]

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Literary usage of Pivotal

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1. The International Journal of Orthodontia and Oral Surgery (1919)
"A Simple Horizontal pivotal Anchorage is an anchorage which is pivotal in one direction in the horizontal plane only, as bucco-lingually or mesio-distally. ..."

2. Poverty And Equity: Measurement, Policy, And Estimation With Dad by Jean-Yves Duclos (2006)
"17.5 Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals using pivotal bootstrap statistics ... Let U be the following asymptotically pivotal statistics: ti = h^±. ..."

3. The Battle of Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Narrative by Jesse Bowman Young (1913)
"What was there of pivotal character and consequence that hinged upon the defeat or victory, of one side or the other, in this battle? ..."

4. Structural Geology by Charles Kenneth Leith (1913)
"HINGE OR pivotal FAULTS A common type of faulting is displacement about an axis ... If the fault plane is inclined, pivotal faulting may give an apparent ..."

5. Preventing Deadly Conflict edited by David A. Hamburg, Cyrus R. Vance (1998)
"The goal is a system of conflict prevention that takes into account the strengths, resources, and limitations of each component of the system. pivotal ..."

6. Audubon, the Naturalist: A History of His Life and Time by Francis Hobart Herrick (1917)
"... 1819-1824: WANDERINGS THROUGH THE WEST AND SOUTH pivotal period in Audubon's career—His spur and balance-wheel—Resort to portraiture—Taxidermist in the ..."

7. The Story of Malta by Maturin Murray Ballou (1893)
"A pivotal Location. — Warden of the Great Inland Sea. ... Malta is therefore a pivotal location about which vast interests revolve. ..."

8. The International Journal of Orthodontia and Oral Surgery (1919)
"A Simple Horizontal pivotal Anchorage is an anchorage which is pivotal in one direction in the horizontal plane only, as bucco-lingually or mesio-distally. ..."

9. Poverty And Equity: Measurement, Policy, And Estimation With Dad by Jean-Yves Duclos (2006)
"17.5 Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals using pivotal bootstrap statistics ... Let U be the following asymptotically pivotal statistics: ti = h^±. ..."

10. The Battle of Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Narrative by Jesse Bowman Young (1913)
"What was there of pivotal character and consequence that hinged upon the defeat or victory, of one side or the other, in this battle? ..."

11. Structural Geology by Charles Kenneth Leith (1913)
"HINGE OR pivotal FAULTS A common type of faulting is displacement about an axis ... If the fault plane is inclined, pivotal faulting may give an apparent ..."

12. Preventing Deadly Conflict edited by David A. Hamburg, Cyrus R. Vance (1998)
"The goal is a system of conflict prevention that takes into account the strengths, resources, and limitations of each component of the system. pivotal ..."

13. Audubon, the Naturalist: A History of His Life and Time by Francis Hobart Herrick (1917)
"... 1819-1824: WANDERINGS THROUGH THE WEST AND SOUTH pivotal period in Audubon's career—His spur and balance-wheel—Resort to portraiture—Taxidermist in the ..."

14. The Story of Malta by Maturin Murray Ballou (1893)
"A pivotal Location. — Warden of the Great Inland Sea. ... Malta is therefore a pivotal location about which vast interests revolve. ..."

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