Associations to the word «Pivot»


PIVOT, noun. A thing on which something turns; specifically a metal pointed pin or short shaft in machinery, such as the end of an axle or spindle.
PIVOT, noun. Something or someone having a paramount significance in a certain situation.
PIVOT, noun. Act of turning on one foot.
PIVOT, noun. (military) The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place while the company or line moves around him in wheeling.
PIVOT, noun. (roller derby) A player with responsibility for co-ordinating their team in a particular jam.
PIVOT, noun. (computing) An element of a set to be sorted that is chosen as a midpoint, so as to divide the other elements into two groups to be dealt with recursively.
PIVOT, verb. (intransitive) To turn on an exact spot.
PIVOT TABLE, noun. (computing) A summary table used for automatic sorting, counting and averaging of the data in another table or spreadsheet.
PIVOT TABLES, noun. Plural of pivot table

Dictionary definition

PIVOT, noun. The person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver.
PIVOT, noun. Axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns.
PIVOT, noun. The act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot; "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot".
PIVOT, verb. Turn on a pivot.

Wise words

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