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pivotaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpɪv·ə·t̬əl/
important because other things ​depend on it: She ​played a pivotal ​role in the ​civilrightsmovement.
(Definition of pivotal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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pivotaladjective

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of pivotal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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