Definition of pivotal :
Of or pertaining to a pivot or turning point; belonging to, or constituting, a pivot; of the nature of a pivot; as, the pivotalopportunity of a career; the pivotal position in a battle.
causative (part of speech: adjective)
important (part of speech: adjective)
grave, world-shaking, momentous, high-powered, prominent, crucial, big-name, important, distinguished, big-wig, influential, considerable, earthshaking, consequential, noteworthy, salient, serious, critical, notable, heavyweight, eminent
middle (part of speech: adjective)
half, mezzo, median, halfway, average, mediocre, mean, half-and-half, core, centralized, middling, middle, medium, nuclear, bisecting, equidistant, intermediate, geocentric, mid, midmost, middle-of-the-road, central, axial, medial
central (part of speech: adjective)
- " No; it's that pivotal girl," said March; and his wife said, " Well, I'm glad he won't be put down by them." - "Their Silver Wedding Journey", William Dean Howells.
- The pivotal point of the townÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ s rendezvous and gossip on Sunday afternoon was the Three Star Grocery. - "The Heart of Canyon Pass", Thomas K. Holmes.
- Pemaquid, then, becomes one of the pivotal points of New England discovery, as it subsequently was of her history. - "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.