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ˈkru ʃəlcru·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crucial, importantadjective

    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. crucialadjective

    having crucial relevance

    "crucial to the case"; "relevant testimony"

  3. all-important(a), all important(p), crucial, essential, of the essence(p)adjective

    of the greatest importance

    "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"

Wiktionary

  1. crucialadjective

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

  2. crucialadjective

    Cruciform or cruciate; cross-shaped.

  3. crucialadjective

    Term of approval, particularly when applied to reggae music.

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

  4. 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. Crucialadjective

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

  2. Crucialadjective

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

  3. 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. Martin Schulz:

    This is a crucial moment for the European Union, a deeper split of the union is a risk.

  3. Marcus Silbe:

    QSC noted that the access to a network is crucial for the company. This does, however, not exclude the possibility of selling the network and still using the network in the form of a corporation.

  4. James Roth:

    We are extremely pleased that the countries participating in COP26 have agreed on how global carbon trading will work to speed climate action. The progress made in Glasgow is a crucial step toward keeping global average temperature rise below 1.5 C, after six years of negotiations, the rules allowing countries to trade carbon credits with each other, known as Article 6.2, have been agreed with the exception of some operational elements.

  5. Andrew Bates:

    We appreciate this expression of bipartisan support for our evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, which is now one of the most large-scale and effective airlift operations in history and has gotten over 75,000 people out of the country, the American people know well that the federal government is responsible for many priorities at once. And The American people never expect The American people leaders to ignore crucial issues like, in this case, creating jobs, rebuilding our infrastructure and bringing down prices -- including the cost of prescription drugs.

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