fulcrum Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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uk   us   /ˈfʊl.krəm/ (plural fulcrums or fulcra )
[C] specialized physics the ​point at which a ​bar, or something that is ​balancing, is ​supported or ​balances: A ​seesawbalances at ​its fulcrum. [S] formal the ​main thing or ​personneeded to ​support something or to make it ​work or ​happen: The fulcrum of the debate/​argument is the individual's ​right to ​choose.
(Definition of fulcrum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fulcrumnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfʊl·krəm, ˈfʌl-/
physics the ​point of ​support for a lever (= ​bar used to move or ​raise something)
(Definition of fulcrum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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