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"crucial" in British English

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crucialadjective

uk   us   /ˈkruː.ʃəl/
B2 extremelyimportant or ​necessary: a crucial ​decision/​question Her ​work has been crucial to the project's ​success. [+ that] It is crucial that the ​problem is ​tackledimmediately.

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crucially
adverb uk   us   /-i/
(Definition of crucial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crucial" in American English

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crucialadjective

 us   /ˈkru·ʃəl/
(of a ​decision or ​event) ​extremelyimportant because many other things ​depend on it: The ​behavior of the oceans is a crucial ​aspect of ​globalwarming.
crucially
adverb  us   /ˈkru·ʃə·li/
The ​bandwants to ​win over ​fans and, more crucially, ​radio programmers.
(Definition of crucial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crucial”
in Korean 결정적인…
in Arabic حاسِم…
in Malaysian penting…
in French crucial…
in Russian ключевой, решающий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 至關重要的, 關鍵的, 決定性的…
in Italian cruciale, determinante…
in Turkish kritik, çok önemli…
in Polish kluczowy…
in Spanish crucial…
in Vietnamese rất quan trọng…
in Portuguese crucial…
in Thai สำคัญมาก…
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…
in Indonesian penting sekali, yang menentukan…
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