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What is another word for pivot?

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Noun
A shaft or pin on which a mechanism turns or oscillates
“The lever turns around the pivot, thereby drawing back the latch and permitting the door to be opened.”
Noun
A central point, typically around which something (or someone) revolves
“It was for him, in his soul's picture, the earth's pivot, the granite core of changelessness, the eternal place where all things came and passed.”
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(figurative) The principal aspect or dimension of something
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“Indeed, so essential did he consider it, that it appeared to be the pivot on which his whole system revolved.”
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The process of changing, or causing something to change, from one form to another
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An act of moving from one point to another while suspended or on an axis
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A joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused
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An instance of segueing, a transition
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A change or transformation, especially from what was once normal or accepted
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Crucial moment
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A point where two or more things are joined
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Verb
To turn on or as if on a pivot
“To pivot to the left, you press down on your right big toe.”
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To depend or be contingent on
“But presidential nominations can pivot on such accidents of timing.”
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To turn, move or face in another direction
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(center on) To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something)
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To vary or fluctuate between two states
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Travel across
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