of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
"a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"
having crucial relevance
"crucial to the case"; "relevant testimony"
all-important(a), all important(p), crucial, essential, of the essence(p)(adj)
of the greatest importance
"the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"
Being essential or decisive for determining the outcome or future of something; extremely important.
Cruciform or cruciate; cross-shaped.
Term of approval, particularly when applied to reggae music.
Delbert Wilkins is the most crucial pirate radio DJ in Brixton.
Origin: 1706, from crucial, a medical term for ligaments of the knee (which cross each other), from Latin crux (English crux), from the (s)ker-.
having the form of a cross; appertaining to a cross; cruciform; intersecting; as, crucial ligaments; a crucial incision
severe; trying or searching, as if bringing to the cross; decisive; as, a crucial test
Origin: [F. crucial, fr. L. crux, crucis, cross, torture. See Cross.]
"Crucial" is New Edition's fourth single from the Heart Break album. The single featured production from Jellybean Johnson, Spencer Bernard, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Despite failing to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, "Crucial" hit #4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making it one of New Edition's more popular singles from the post-Bobby Brown era. It was used in the License to Drive soundtrack.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krōō′shi-al, adj. testing, searching, from the practice of marking a testing instance with a cross to draw attention to it.—adj. Cru′ciāte (bot.), arranged in the form of a cross, as leaves or petals. [Fr. crucial, from L. crux, crucis, a cross.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'crucial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2273
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Rank popularity for the word 'crucial' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3949
Rank popularity for the word 'crucial' in Adjectives Frequency: #301
The numerical value of crucial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of crucial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of crucial in a Sentence
In both of those areas, differentiation would be crucial.
It is crucial these retailers are able to build( customer) habit.
They were crucial to our win in Iowa and will be in Texas( as well).
It is crucial that Greece maintains its commitments to the euro zone.
That could be the crucial debate on which any election might well turn.
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- решителен, критичен, кръстовиденBulgarian
- crucialCatalan, Valencian
- kritický, rozhodujícíCzech
- ausschlaggebend, kritisch, entscheidend, kreuzförmig, wichtigGerman
- ristinmuotoinen, elintärkeä, ratkaisevaFinnish
- deatamachScottish Gaelic
- חיוני, מכריעHebrew
- cruciale, cruciformeItalian
- crucial, decisiv, cruciformRomanian
- крестообразный, ключевой, решающийRussian
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