What does pivot mean?

Definitions for pivot
ˈpɪv ətpiv·ot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pivot, pivot man(noun)

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

  2. pivot, pin(noun)

    axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

  3. pivot(verb)

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

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

  4. pivot, swivel(verb)

    turn on a pivot

Wiktionary

  1. pivot(Noun)

    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. pivot(Noun)

    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. pivot(Noun)

    Act of turning on one foot.

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

  4. pivot(Noun)

    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. pivot(Verb)

    To turn on an exact spot.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pivot(noun)

    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. Pivot(noun)

    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. Pivot(noun)

    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. Pivot(noun)

    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. Pivot(verb)

    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. 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.

  2. Donald Trump:

    That was a great pivot off the fact that she wants open borders.

  3. Matt Brooks:

    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.

  4. Anais Nin:

    I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding.

  5. Kris Ruby:

    Every time you read a headline about a brand being canceled, that brand has to spend millions of dollars in consulting fees for a crisis or P.R. firm, legal fees, management consulting fees, contractor or vendor fees, design, thesecancellations cost brands millions to pivot and every time a small business is canceled, the likelihood of them coming back is even harder because they dont have access to the same capital source for revival.

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Translations for pivot

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  • pivotarCatalan, Valencian
  • Drehpunkt, drehen, AngelpunktGerman
  • άξονας περιστροφήςGreek
  • telg, pöörlemaEstonian
  • tappi, kääntyäFinnish
  • pivotement, pivot, pivoterFrench
  • צירHebrew
  • प्रधान आधारHindi
  • առանցքArmenian
  • porosIndonesian
  • imperniare, pernoItalian
  • molemLatin
  • kauhuri, kauroriMāori
  • стожерMacedonian
  • pivotare, pivotări, pivotRomanian
  • [[гла́вный]] [[пункт]], враща́ться, штырь, сте́ржень, [[центр]] [[вращение, ось, верте́ться, [[ключево́й]] [[моме́нт]], [[верте́ться]]/[[враща́ться]] [[вокру́г]] [[свойRussian
  • osovina, stožerSerbo-Croatian
  • kärnpunkt, vändpunkt, vridning, svängtapp, medelpunkt, vändningSwedish
  • หมุนThai
  • Chinese

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