Meaning of “pivotal” in the English Dictionary

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"pivotal" in American English

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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 civil rights movement.

(Definition of “pivotal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pivotal" in Business English

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pivotaladjective

uk /ˈpɪvətəl/ us

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)