What does crucial mean?

Definitions for crucial
ˈkru ʃəlcru·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crucial, important(adj)

    of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

    "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"

  2. crucial(adj)

    having crucial relevance

    "crucial to the case"; "relevant testimony"

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. crucial(Adjective)

    Being essential or decisive for determining the outcome or future of something; extremely important.

    Etymology: 1706, from crucial, a medical term for ligaments of the knee (which cross each other), from Latin crux (English crux), from the (s)ker-.

  2. crucial(Adjective)

    Cruciform or cruciate; cross-shaped.

    Etymology: 1706, from crucial, a medical term for ligaments of the knee (which cross each other), from Latin crux (English crux), from the (s)ker-.

  3. crucial(Adjective)

    Term of approval, particularly when applied to reggae music.

    Delbert Wilkins is the most crucial pirate radio DJ in Brixton.

    Etymology: 1706, from crucial, a medical term for ligaments of the knee (which cross each other), from Latin crux (English crux), from the (s)ker-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crucial(adj)

    having the form of a cross; appertaining to a cross; cruciform; intersecting; as, crucial ligaments; a crucial incision

    Etymology: [F. crucial, fr. L. crux, crucis, cross, torture. See Cross.]

  2. Crucial(adj)

    severe; trying or searching, as if bringing to the cross; decisive; as, a crucial test

    Etymology: [F. crucial, fr. L. crux, crucis, cross, torture. See Cross.]

Freebase

  1. Crucial

    "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

  1. Crucial

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crucial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2273

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crucial' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3949

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crucial' in Adjectives Frequency: #301

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crucial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crucial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of crucial in a Sentence

  1. Evan Myers:

    Kottlowski said. How fast or slow this non-tropical system moves will be an important factor on where Irma is steered this weekend into next week. The speed of this feature will determine when and how much Irma gets pulled northward or whether Irma continues on more of a westward track. This amount of uncertainty means that the entire southern and eastern U.S. should monitor Irma this week. Residents along the coast are urged to start preparing and making sure plans are in place to deal with the worst case scenario. This includes plans on how to evacuate and what is important to bring with you and your family. As we saw just 10 days ago with Harvey, it is important to be ready to evacuate, Evan Myers said. Be prepared with a list of items you would need to take if you had 30 minutes' notice or one hour's notice or six hours or a day to evacuate. Due to Irma following so closely on Irma's heels and since FEMA and other government resources will be strained, more preparation and storm aftermath may rest on individuals, Evan Myers said. It may be crucial to evacuate ahead of the storm, so preparation is key. If Irma were to make landfall as a Category 4 or 5 storm somewhere in the U.S., it would be in historical territory. The U.S. has not sustained a direct hit from two Category 4 or above hurricanes in more than 100 years.

  2. Polish Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek:

    The message that I would like to get across is that free movement of labor is a crucial part of the common market but not the only one, the fact that thousands of British firms operate in Poland, the fact that City banks all trade Polish financial instruments, that is all part of the deal. Once you start removing pieces of it, you may wind up with a far bigger disintegration of the common market than you initially bargained for.

  3. Petr Pavel:

    Freedom of navigation in this region, through the South China Sea, is crucial for any further development in the region and it's difficult to imagine that without this freedom, there will be stability and peace in this region.

  4. The FSB:

    Information technology resources of government agencies, scientific and military institutions, defense industry companies and other entities involved in crucial infrastructure have been infected.

  5. Sue Reid:

    This is a crucial period of time both for public officials and the private sector to really reverse the curve on emissions.

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