pivotal

adjective piv·ot·al \ ˈpi-və-tᵊl \
Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of pivotal

1 : of, relating to, or constituting a pivot
2 : vitally important : critical

pivotally

play \ˈpi-və-tᵊl-ē\ adverb

Examples of pivotal in a Sentence

  1. She is at a pivotal point in her career.

  2. the report was missing a pivotal piece of information

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First Known Use of pivotal

1838

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Definition of pivotal for English Language Learners

  • : very important



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