Definition of “fulcrum” - English Dictionary


“fulcrum” in English

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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.

(Definition of “fulcrum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“fulcrum” in American English

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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)