What does pivot mean?

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ˈpɪv ətpiv·ot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pivot, pivot mannoun

    the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver

  2. pivot, pinnoun

    axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

  3. pivotverb

    the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot

    "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"

  4. pivot, swivelverb

    turn on a pivot

Wiktionary

  1. pivotnoun

    A thing on which something turns; specifically a metal pointed pin or short shaft in machinery, such as the end of an axle or spindle.

    Etymology: pivot, probably connected with Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe".

  2. pivotnoun

    Something or someone having a paramount significance in a certain situation.

    Etymology: pivot, probably connected with Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe".

  3. pivotnoun

    Act of turning on one foot.

    Etymology: pivot, probably connected with Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe".

  4. pivotnoun

    A player in with responsibility for co-ordinating their team in a particular jam.

    Etymology: pivot, probably connected with Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe".

  5. pivotverb

    To turn on an exact spot.

    Etymology: pivot, probably connected with Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pivotnoun

    a fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns

    Etymology: [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See Pipe.]

  2. Pivotnoun

    the end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of an arbor in a watch

    Etymology: [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See Pipe.]

  3. Pivotnoun

    hence, figuratively: A turning point or condition; that on which important results depend; as, the pivot of an enterprise

    Etymology: [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See Pipe.]

  4. Pivotnoun

    the officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; -- called also pivot man

    Etymology: [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See Pipe.]

  5. Pivotverb

    to place on a pivot

    Etymology: [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See Pipe.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pivot

    piv′ut, n. the pin on which anything turns: the officer or soldier at the flank upon whom a company wheels: that on which anything depends or turns.—adj. Piv′otal, of the nature of a pivot: acting as a pivot.—n. Piv′ot-bridge, a form of swing-bridge moving on a vertical pivot.—adj. Piv′oted, furnished with a pivot or pivots.—ns. Piv′ot-gear′ing, a system of gearing permitting the driving-shaft to be swivelled so as to set the machine in any direction with relation to the power; Piv′ot-gun, a gun mounted on a pivot, so as to be able to turn in any direction; Piv′oting, the pivot-work in machines; Piv′ot-man, the soldier or officer who acts as a pivot (see Pivot). [Fr. dim. of It. piva, a pipe, a peg, a pin—Low L. pipa.]

CrunchBase

  1. Pivot

    Pivot was created in order to streamline trade desk communication by enhancing electronic trading and enabling real-time dialogue between traders and their vast network.Pivot is an interenterprise network that leverages Wall Street 2.0 communication and collaboration capabilities to create revenue-generation tools for trading-related workflows within the capital markets arena. The Pivot Network helps turn conversations into ideas and ideas into transactions by integrating information, relationships and transactions into a single pivot point, giving customers the best information to base decisions.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pivot

    A cylinder of iron or other metal, that may turn easily in a socket. Also, in a column of troops, that flank by which the dressing and distance are regulated; in a line, that on which it wheels.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pivot

    That officer or soldier upon whom the company wheels.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pivot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pivot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of pivot in a Sentence

  1. Tim Miller:

    I spent my life learning how to protect others, about three years ago, I realized the same threats we experienced overseas are now here. And we needed to pivot and direct our efforts to help those in churches and non-profits.

  2. Matt Brooks:

    Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through. his comment about Netanyahu and Israel is a pivot to deflect from the fact that he’s unwilling and unprepared to condemn the hatred of Mr. Farrakhan.

  3. Danielle Filson:

    In order to meet the New York State mandate of 180 in session school days, rather than cut into spring break, religious observances, or the already short and much-needed summer, we will pivot to remote learning days during rare instances when schools close due to inclement weather, we are sad for a year without snow days.

  4. Rachel Golder:

    The oil picture is not likely to get a whole lot worse so that does help put a floor under high-yield, but there are reasons to expect a pivot point sometime around May or June.

  5. The DHS official:

    As those technologies become available and can be incorporated as appropriate, it gives the agency the flexibility to utilize them. And then it also would give the agency the authority down the road, as new technologies become available and are reliable, secure, etc., to pivot to using those, as well.

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