What does pivotal mean?

Definitions for pivotalˈpɪv ə tl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pivotal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pivotal, polar(adj)

    being of crucial importance

    "a pivotal event"; "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger; "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal"


  1. pivotal(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or being a pivot

  2. pivotal(Adjective)

    being of crucial importance; central, key

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pivotal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a pivot or turning point; belonging to, or constituting, a pivot; of the nature of a pivot; as, the pivotalopportunity of a career; the pivotal position in a battle


  1. Pivotal

    Pivotal is building a new platform for a new era, setting the standard for Enterprise Platform- as-a-Service (PaaS). The company's mission is to enable customers to build a new class of applications, leveraging big and fast data, doing all of this with the power of cloud independence.Uniting selected technology, people and programs from EMC and VMware, the following products and services are now part of Pivotal: Greenplum®, Cloud Foundry, Spring, Cetas, Pivotal Labs®, GemFire® and other products from the VMware vFabricTM Suite.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pivotal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pivotal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mushahid Hussain Sayed:

    Pakistan, for China, is now of pivotal importance. This has to succeed and be seen to succeed.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    Unlike the previous administration, President Trump confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action.

  3. Lee Jung-hoon:

    Jang was a pivotal figure in crafting North Korea's relations with China, that was a very bad signal to Beijing.

  4. Alex Crisses:

    Wishabi has pioneered a pivotal shift in how retail circulars are distributed and read online, and on mobile devices

  5. Fawaz Gerges:

    There is a new relationship based on a new understanding of Iran’s pivotal role in the region – that Iran is here to stay.

Images & Illustrations of pivotal

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Translations for pivotal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Kardinal, Angel, Zapfen, ausschlaggebend, entscheidend, Schlüssel, zentral, DrehGerman
  • crucial, esencialSpanish
  • keskeinen, ratkaisevaFinnish
  • crucial, central, essentiel, déterminantFrench
  • առանցքայինArmenian
  • centrale, fondamentale, crucialeItalian
  • cruciaal, doorslaggevendDutch
  • huvudsaklig, central, pivå-, nyckel-, avgörande, väsentligSwedish
  • اہمUrdu

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