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fulcrumnoun

uk   /ˈfʊl.krəm/  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 seesaw balances at its fulcrum.
[S] formal the main thing or person needed to support something or to make it work or happen: The fulcrum of the debate/argument is the individual's right to choose.
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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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