- of, relating to, or serving as a pivot.
- of vital or critical importance: a pivotal event.
Origin of pivotal
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Examples from the Web for pivotally
A handle to which is pivotally attached a blade, which may be swung and held at any desired angle.Carpentry for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
- of, involving, or acting as a pivot
- of crucial importance
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Word Origin and History for pivotally
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