Complete Definition of "pivot"

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Etymology
F. pivot, probably connected with w:Italian language|Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe").

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËpɪvÉt/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A pivot is that on which something turns; specifically a metal pointed pin or short shaft in machinery, such as the end of an axle or spindle.
  2. Act of turning on one foot.

Translations
trans-top|A pivot is that on which something turns
Finnish: tappi
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trans-top|Act of turning on one foot
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ttbc|German: Punkt m, Drehpunkt m, Zapfen m, Drehzapfen m, Angel m|f, Türangel m|f
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ttbc|Italian: perno

Verb
en-verb|pivots|pivoting|pivoted|pivoted

  1. intransitive To turn on an exact spot.

Translations
Finnish: kääntyä
German: sich drehen (on, upon) um#German|um;
Italian: imperniare;

Related terms
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Revision and Credits for"pivot"
  • 2007-11-25 00:59 - RJFJR - /* Verb */ {{en-verb|pivots|pivoting|pivoted|pivoted}} instead of {{en-verb|pivot|t|ing}}

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