Complete Definition of "crucial"

English

Etymology
From NL. term||instantia crucis|crossroads case.

Pronunciation
rhymes|uËÊÉl

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Being essential or decisive for determining the outcome or future of something; extremely important.

#: The battle of Tali-Ihantala in 1944 is one of the crucial moments in the history of Finland.
#: A secure supply of crude oil is crucial for any modern nation, let alone a superpower.

  1. rfv-sense non-standard critical|Critical (of or pertaining to a crisis).

#archaic cruciform|Cruciform or cruciate; cross-shaped.

  1. context|slang|especially|Jamaican English Term of approval, particularly when applied to reggae music.

Translations
trans-top|extremely important
Finnish: t-|fi|ratkaiseva, t-|fi|elintärkeä
German: entscheidend
Hebrew: t|he|××ר××¢|m|trmakhria|scHebr (crucial for determining the future), t|he|×××× ×|m|trkhiuny|scHebr <!-- Secondary adj forms belong in the main foreign entries: ×××× ×ת (khiunyt) f --> (crucial for existence or welfare)
Italian: cruciale
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Polish: krytyczny
Portuguese: t+|pt|crucial
Spanish: t-|es|crucial
Swedish: t-|sv|avgörande
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trans-top|cross-shaped
Finnish: t-|fi|ristinmuotoinen
Italian: cruciforme
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|crucial
trans-bottom

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ttbc|French: crucial

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