What does pivotal mean?

Definitions for pivotalˈpɪv ə tl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pivotal, polar(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"


  1. pivotal(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or being a pivot

  2. pivotal(Adjective)

    being of crucial importance; central, key

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pivotal(adj)

    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


  1. Pivotal

    Pivotal is building a new platform for a new era, setting the standard for Enterprise Platform- as-a-Service (PaaS). The company's mission is to enable customers to build a new class of applications, leveraging big and fast data, doing all of this with the power of cloud independence.Uniting selected technology, people and programs from EMC and VMware, the following products and services are now part of Pivotal: Greenplum®, Cloud Foundry, Spring, Cetas, Pivotal Labs®, GemFire® and other products from the VMware vFabricTM Suite.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pivotal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pivotal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mushahid Hussain Sayed:

    Pakistan, for China, is now of pivotal importance. This has to succeed and be seen to succeed.

  2. Alex Crisses:

    Wishabi has pioneered a pivotal shift in how retail circulars are distributed and read online, and on mobile devices

  3. J Danforth Quayle:

    Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.

  4. Sana Dabbas:

    There is a pivotal moment in life when you realize who you are and the world around you is no longer what it seems. Your reality has changed forever....

  5. President Bill Clinton:

    The President isn't going to have to run for office again and wasn't being overly careful with maintaining support in places like Florida, where the Cuban vote is pivotal.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Kardinal, Angel, Zapfen, ausschlaggebend, entscheidend, Schlüssel, zentral, DrehGerman
  • crucial, esencialSpanish
  • keskeinen, ratkaisevaFinnish
  • crucial, central, essentiel, déterminantFrench
  • առանցքայինArmenian
  • centrale, fondamentale, crucialeItalian
  • cruciaal, doorslaggevendDutch
  • huvudsaklig, central, pivå-, nyckel-, avgörande, väsentligSwedish

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