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English definition of “pivotal”

pivotal

adjective     /ˈpɪvətəl/
if something is pivotal, it is very important because other things depend on it: a pivotal moment/point The speech marked a pivotal moment in the World Bank's history. Because immigrants do jobs that many people do not want to do, they play a pivotal role in the economy.
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