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English definition of “crucial”

crucial

adjective    /ˈkru·ʃəl/
(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    /ˈkru·ʃə·li/ adverb The band wants to win over fans and, more crucially, radio programmers.
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