Definitions for pivot
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pivot, pivot mannoun
the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot
"the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"
turn on a pivot
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.
Something or someone having a paramount significance in a certain situation.
Act of turning on one foot.
A player in with responsibility for co-ordinating their team in a particular jam.
To turn on an exact spot.
Etymology: pivot, probably connected with Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe".
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A pin on which any thing turns.
Etymology: pivot, Fr.
When a man dances on the rope, the body is a weight balanced on its feet, as upon two pivots. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
A pivot is a strategic change or shift in direction made by a person, organization, or project to adapt to new circumstances, correct a problem, or take advantage of new opportunities. It involves altering existing plans, strategies, or approaches in order to achieve better outcomes or maintain relevance in a changing environment.
a fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns
the end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of an arbor in a watch
hence, figuratively: A turning point or condition; that on which important results depend; as, the pivot of an enterprise
the officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; -- called also pivot man
to place on a pivot
Etymology: [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See Pipe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
That officer or soldier upon whom the company wheels.
The numerical value of pivot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of pivot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Malaysia's kind of ‘whatever,’ but missing the Philippines hurts, as Manila’s been such a key cog in America's Asia pivot wheel,” says Sean King, senior vice president with the political consulting firm Park Strategies in New York and Taipei, Taiwan. “It’s a lost opportunity for sure.”
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.
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.
The pivot from demanding changes to the( Irish) backstop to demanding its total removal is a pivot from a tough negotiating stance to a wrecking one, the unelected people who pull the strings of this government know that this is a demand the EU can not, and will not, accede to.
The '70s are a pivot in how the U.S. deals with terrorism.
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- pivotarCatalan, Valencian
- Angelpunkt, Drehpunkt, drehenGerman
- άξονας περιστροφήςGreek
- telg, pöörlemaEstonian
- tappi, kääntyäFinnish
- pivot, pivotement, pivoterFrench
- प्रधान आधारHindi
- imperniare, pernoItalian
- kaurori, kauhuriMāori
- pivotare, pivot, pivotăriRomanian
- [[ключево́й]] [[моме́нт]], [[верте́ться]]/[[враща́ться]] [[вокру́г]] [[свой, верте́ться, ось, [[центр]] [[вращение, [[гла́вный]] [[пункт]], враща́ться, сте́ржень, штырьRussian
- osovina, stožerSerbo-Croatian
- vändning, kärnpunkt, vändpunkt, medelpunkt, svängtapp, vridningSwedish
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