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crucial

adjective  /ˈkru·ʃəl/ us  
(of a decision or event) extremely important because many other things depend on it: The behavior of the oceans is a crucial aspect of global warming.
crucially
adverb  /ˈkru·ʃə·li/ us  
The band wants to win over fans and, more crucially, radio programmers.
Translations of “crucial”
in Korean 결정적인…
in Arabic حاسِم…
in French crucial…
in Turkish kritik, çok önemli…
in Italian cruciale, determinante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 至關重要的, 關鍵的, 決定性的…
in Russian ключевой, решающий…
in Polish kluczowy…
in Spanish crucial…
in Portuguese crucial…
in German entscheidend…
in Catalan crucial…
in Japanese 非常に重要な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 至关重要的, 关键的, 决定性的…
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