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pivot is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of pivot in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… were able to pivot to their own moon …”

meanings of pivot


  1. An element of a matrix that is used as a focus for row operations, such as dividing the row by the pivot, or adding multiples of the row to other rows making all other values in the pivot column 0.
  2. The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place while the company or line moves around him in wheeling.
  3. A pivot table.
  4. Act of turning on one foot.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A quarterback.
  8. A player with responsibility for co-ordinating their team in a particular jam.
  9. Something or someone having a paramount significance in a certain situation.
  10. A shift during a general election in a political candidate's messaging to reflect plans and values more moderate than those advocated during the primary.
  11. Any of a row of captioned elements used to navigate to subpages, rather like tabs.


  1. To turn on an exact spot.
  2. To make a sudden or swift change in strategy, policy, etc.
  3. To change the direction of a business, usually in response to changes in the market.
  4. To shift a political candidate's messaging during a general election to reflect plans and values more moderate than those advocated during the primary.

pivot frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pivot occurs in english on average 2.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pivot can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pivot can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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