Definition of 'pivotal'
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WE are at one of those pivotal moments. The Sun (2016)It becomes a pivotal point for thinking about relationships and it take s a lot of undoing. The Sun (2015)An arrangement of songs with a pivotal center point. Christianity Today (2000)He says: 'That was a pivotal point in this record. The Sun (2009)
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British English: pivotal ADJECTIVE
A pivotal role, point or figure in something is one that is very important and affects the success of that thing.
The elections may prove to be pivotal in the country's political history.
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