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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. Larry McMurtry:

    No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.

  2. Labour Minister Andrea Nahles:

    Even if there were a dampening effect, I would say the labor market will remain a crucial anchor of stability also in light of Brexit.

  3. Prince Ali:

    Reform is crucial, i was the first to ask for the Garcia report to come out. We should have nothing to hide.

  4. Wang Yongchun:

    It is crucial to maintain cash flows if an oil and gas company wants to overcome difficulties brought about by low oil prices.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    As a lifelong Planned Parenthood supporter, I'm honored to have the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, there has never been a more important election when it comes to women's health and reproductive rights -- and Planned Parenthood's patients, providers, and advocates across the country are a crucial line of defense against the dangerous agenda being advanced by every Republican candidate for president.

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