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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pivotal mean? 

PIVOTAL (adjective)
  The adjective PIVOTAL has 1 sense:

1. being of crucial importance

  Familiarity information: PIVOTAL used as an adjective is very rare.

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PIVOTAL (adjective)

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Being of crucial importance


pivotal; polar

Context examples:

a pivotal event / Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions / the polar events of this study / a polar principal


crucial; important (of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis)

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