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Meaning of PIVOTAL

Pronunciation:  'pivutl

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  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"

PIVOTAL is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: crucial, important, polar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Piv"ot*al\, 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

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