What does pivotal mean?

Definitions for pivotal
ˈpɪv ə tlpiv·otal

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.

How to pronounce pivotal?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say pivotal in sign language?

  1. pivotal


  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

Examples of pivotal in a Sentence

  1. Rhonda Kimbrough:

    This site is really a pivotal point in our nations history.

  2. Thomas Gomart:

    They want The US to lean in more, we know they're doing a great deal with countries, including developing countries, bilaterally... but a lot of countries hanker after the decisive Thomas Gomart effort that we saw when the Berlin Wall came down. A lot of countries believe this is one of those pivotal moments in history and The US has always led at those times.

  3. Alain Werner:

    (The case) will help to raise awareness of the pivotal role played by financial actors in the trade of mineral resources that fuel armed conflicts in Africa and elsewhere.

  4. Gavin Newsom:

    This is not a permanent state, this is a moment in time, we will look back at these decisions as pivotal.

  5. Leonardo DiCaprio:

    There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways -- but Greta Thunberg has become a leader of our time.

Images & Illustrations of pivotal

  1. pivotalpivotalpivotalpivotalpivotal

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for pivotal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

Get even more translations for pivotal »


Find a translation for the pivotal definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these pivotal definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "pivotal." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 8 Mar. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/pivotal>.

    Are we missing a good definition for pivotal? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • A. vehicle
    • B. staff
    • C. nuisance
    • D. rateables

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for pivotal:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.