[ kroo-shuhl ]
/ ˈkru ʃəl /
involving an extremely important decision or result; decisive; critical: a crucial experiment.
of the form of a cross; cross-shaped.
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cru·ci·al·i·ty [kroo-shee-al-i-tee, kroo-shal-] /ˌkru ʃiˈæl ɪ ti, kruˈʃæl-/, nouncru·cial·ly, adverbnon·cru·cial, adjectivenon·cru·cial·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cruciality
/ (ˈkruːʃəl) /
involving a final or supremely important decision or event; decisive; critical
informal very important
slang very good
Derived Formscrucially, adverb
Word Origin for crucial
C18: from French, from Latin crux cross
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