pivot
I. noun Etymology: French Date: 1611 1. a shaft or pin on which something turns 2. a. a person, thing, or factor having a major or central role, function, or effect b. a key player or position; specifically an offensive position of a basketball player standing usually with back to the basket to relay passes, shoot, or provide a screen for teammates 3. the action of pivoting; especially the action in basketball of stepping with one foot while keeping the other foot at its point of contact with the floor II. adjective Date: 1796 1. turning on or as if on a pivot 2. pivotal III. verb Date: 1841 intransitive verb to turn on or as if on a pivot transitive verb 1. to provide with, mount on, or attach by a pivot 2. to cause to pivot • pivotable adjective

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  • pivot — [ pivo ] n. m. • v. 1170; o. i., p. ê. italique °puga « pointe »; cf. lat. pungere « piquer » 1 ♦ Extrémité amincie (ou pièce rapportée à l extrémité) d un arbre tournant vertical. ⇒ axe, crapaudine, palier, tourillon. L aiguille de la boussole… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pivot — may refer to: * Pivot, the fulcrum as part of a lever * Pivot joint, a kind of joint between bones in the body * Pivot turn, a dance moveIn mathematics: * Pivot element, the first element distinct from zero in a matrix in echelon form * Pivotal… …   Wikipedia

  • pivot — PIVÓT, (1, 2, 3) pivoturi, s.n., (4) pivoţi, s.m. 1. s.n. (tehn.) Fus de formă cilindrică, tronconică, conică etc., care se roteşte ori alunecă într un lagăr la care sarcina acţionează în direcţia axului. 2. s.n. Rădăcină principală, verticală,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Pivot — Piv ot, n. [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See {Pipe}.] 1. A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns. [1913 Webster] 2. The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pívot — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Posiciones de Baloncesto 1. Base 2. Escolta 3. Alero 4. Ala Pívot 5. Pívot Otras posiciones Sexto hombre …   Wikipedia Español

  • pivot — Pivot, m. acut. Est une piece de fer en façon de toupie, c est à dire rond, large par un bout et aigu par l autre, lequel se met au coing des charnieres ou chardonnereaux des grandes portes qui touchent le jambage, et par le bout qui est aigu s… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • pívot — Voz tomada del francés pivot (con pronunciación llana probablemente influida por el inglés), que significa ‘jugador de baloncesto cuya misión básica consiste en situarse en las cercanías del tablero para recoger rebotes o anotar puntos’. Es común …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • pivot — (n.) 1610s, from Fr., from O.Fr. pivot hinge, pivot (12c.), of uncertain origin. Figurative sense of central point is recorded from 1813. The verb is 1841, from the noun. Related: Pivoted; pivoting …   Etymology dictionary

  • pivot — PIVOT. s. m. Morceau de fer arrondi par le bout, & qui tourne sur une crapaudine, & sert à faire mouvoir une porte, ou autre chose semblable. Une machine qui tourne sur son pivot. On dit fig. d Un Ministre d Estat qui a la principale part au… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • pivot — ► NOUN 1) the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates. 2) a person or thing playing a central part in an activity or organization. ► VERB (pivoted, pivoting) 1) turn on or as if on a pivot. 2) (pivot on …   English terms dictionary

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