pivotal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pivot +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪvətəl/
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Adjective[edit]

pivotal (comparative more pivotal, superlative most pivotal)

  1. Of, relating to, or being a pivot.
  2. Being of crucial importance; central, key.
    • 2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19:
      It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today […].
    • 2021 January 13, “Packham initiates new petition opposing HS2”, in RAIL, issue 922, page 12:
      "Crucially, HS2 is already playing a pivotal role in helping Britain's post-pandemic economic recovery.

Translations[edit]

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pivotal m or f (plural pivotais)

  1. pivotal; crucial (being the most important)
    Synonym: crucial